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THE LIBRARY OF THE 
UNIVERSITY OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 



THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



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1968/71 




UNIVERSITY OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL 




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FOR USE ONLY IN 
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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FOUR HUNDRED NINTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
January 25, 1968 

FOUR HUNDRED TENTH STATED MEETING 

ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
April 25, 1968 

FOUR HUNDRED ELEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MEBANE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, North Carolina 
June 27, 1968 

FOUR HUNDRED TWELFTH STATED MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
October 24, 1968 

CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 
November 16, 1968 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FOUR HUNDRED NINTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
January 25, 1968 

FOUR HUNDRED TENTH STATED MEETING 

ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
April 25, 1968 

FOUR HUNDRED ELEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MEBANE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, North Carolina 
June 27, 1968 

FOUR HUNDRED TWELFTH STATED MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
October 24, 1968 

CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, North Carolina 
November 16, 1968 



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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



- , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's v^ork as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 



The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
v^^ho would like to leave at least a part of their money or 
property v^here it v^ill be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

'*2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

**3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that 
year : in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1969 



MINISTER 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
HOME OFFICE 



Adkins, John Earl, Th.M 1000 Garden Street, Sanford, 27332 775-5295 

Adkins, Lee W., M.A 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-8333 

Allen, James H 301 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 273-6557 

Allen, W. Kirk, Jr., D.D 918 N. Main Street, High Point, 27260 883-9434 

Anderson, Tom B 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-9696 

Barron, Vance, D.D P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4092 

Bledsoe, Lewis 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 288-3056 

Blue. David F., Jr 839 Mountain Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-6840 

Bovender, Coy R 6123 Archdale Dr., Greensboro, 27407 299-4550 

Brothers, John T Seminario Evangeleleco de teological 

Rua D. Vasco da Comaru 8 

Carcavelas, Portugal 

Brown, Ben F., Th.D 402 S. Fifth Street, Mebane, 27302 563-1345 

Burleigh, P. B RFD 1, Leasburg, 27291 694-2072 

Caldwell, Clifford D., Th.M 918 N. Main Street, High Point, 27262 882-9639 

Callis, Cecil C 1003 Oakview Road, High Point, 27260 882-3604 

Campbell, Donald A RFD 1, Mebane, 27302 226-8280 

Carson, Don, Th.M P. O. Box 477, Sanford, 27330 775-2623 

Carter, Charles P. O. Box 5445, High Point, 27262 882-3142 

Chappell, William H RFD 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4710 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr., Th.M.. P. O. Box 9005, Greensboro, 27408 292-1428 

Coates, Charles RFD 2, Box 24-B, Reidsville, 27320 349-8177 

Cook, John S. (H.R.) 802 Aiken Road, Eden, 27288 

Cooper, W. C RFD 3, Box 750, Sanford, 27330 776-3220 

Cowan, L. French, Th.M RFD 4, Box 109, Burlington, 27215 584-8164 

Currie, Marion H P. O. Box 9582, Greensboro, 27408 274-8182 

Currie, William M 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 275-4839 

Davis, John L., Th.M 101 W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro, 27406 275-5042 

Davison, Frank A 2109 Holland Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-2909 

Dick, F. Marion (H.R.) RFD 2, McLeansville, 27301 273-6787 

Dickson, A. P. (H.R.) Plumtree, 28664 

Dysard, William A., Jr P. O. Box 713, Pittsboro 542-3035 

Deifel, John Jey, Jr c/o Miss E. C. Patterson, 42 Murrayfield 

Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Eliason, John E 1002 Grace Avenue, Burlington, 27215 

Elliott, Galen RFD 2, Mebane, 27302 563-5162 



Fitzpatrick, Charles G RFD 2, Box 664. McLeansville, 27301 273-2139 

Flora, Joseph W., Th.M 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 292-0195 

Foust, Milton M 110 Tanglewood Dr., Jamestown 454-1220 

Fudge, Samuel R RFD 3, Box 143, Hillsborough, 27278 968-8777 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D 501 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro, 27403 272-3880 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, 27407 299-4061 

Guiton, T. A RFD 6, Box 567, Sanford, 27330 499-5214 

Hope, Samuel R., S.T.M P. O. Box 393, Board of World Missions 

Nashville, Tennessee 

Horton, Fred 23 Valley Park Road, Chapel HiU 

Huffstetler, Edsel M 2520 Church Street, Greensboro, 27405 

Huske, Marion 2343 Roswell Avenue, Charlotte, 28207 



,968-5252 
876-7974 



Johnston, Frank S. (H.R.) 323 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, 28403 929-6408 

Jones. J. S., (H.R.) 2805 Amherst Avenue, BurHngton, 27215 584-3231 

Ledbetter, Robert S P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville, 27379 694-2453 

Leith, John H., Ph.D., Th.M 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23227 ... 359-2756 

Macauley, Wilkes D P. O. Box 12, Asheboro, 27203 629-3272 

Massey, William E.. Jr 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 292-3991 

May, Carl P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-0838 

McBath, W. Lowry RFD 10. Box 492. Greensboro. 27406 272-1502 

McCann, Jerry C 1901 Ontario Street. Greensboro. 27403 292-0092 

McGregor. Angus W P. O. Box 268, Madison, 27025 548-2334 

McSween, Allen C, D.D P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-8446 

McSween, Allen, Jr Yale Divinity School (Fall. 1968) 

Millard, J. M. (H.R.) P. O. Box 1110. High Point. 27260 883-9111 

Miller. James F., Th.M P. O. Box 6607. Greensboro. 27405 272-8432 

Misenheimer, K. M 501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro, 27403 288-4227 

Morrison, C. N. (H.R.) P. O. Box 67, Whitsett, 27377 449-4255 

Mullen, David E 2403 Vanstory, Greensboro, 27403 292-6624 

Murray, Marion J. (H.R.) P. O. Box 338, Banner Elk, N. C 898-2697 



228-1703 
273-5851 
882-6218 
228-1703 

929-2102 
288-5452 
625-5565 



563-1660 
(Yancey- 
ville) 

888-7208 

227-4552 
776-2141 
883-4239 
942-4710 
273-9436 



288-5177 
275-2567 



275-3705 
226-8294 



275-2567 
933-2303 
275-6403 



355-2831 

625-3227 
275-2567 
299-8131 
272-8520 
292-2442 
548-9340 
299-8131 



274- 5467 

275- 6403 



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Patterson, T. H., D.D. (H.R.)...RFD 10, Box 339, Greensboro, 27404 272-4638 

Patteson, Roy K., Jr., Ph.D 300 N. Main Street, Lexington, 27292 248-8421 

Perkins, William T RFD 1, Harkey Road, Sanford, 27330 775-2617 775-4894 

Peters, W. W P. O. Box 328, Graham, 27253 226-6094 226-4747 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr. (H.R.) 49 Georgia Street, N.W., Concord, 28025 782-5310 

Ray, A. V 2707 Haig Street, Greensboro, 27405 275-7945 

Raynal, H. Middleton RFD 2, Box 423, Sanford, 27330 776-1315 775-2233 

Redhead, John, Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 272-4079 275-2567 

Reiff, Gerald N Adm. Com. N.T.C., San Diego, Calif., 92133. .. .279-7528 

Rice, W. M. (Infirm) 2509 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 288-6911 

Rock, Robert B. (H.R.) P. O. Box 155, Broadway, 27505 258-6172 

Saunders, Manford 1126 W. Webb Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-7432 

Schenck, L. B., Th.D. (H.R.) 402 Woodland Street, Davidson, 28036 892-3401 

Seals, L. Hilton, M.D Sylva 704-568-2135 

Seawell, Malcolm Buie 110 Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-6663 

Smith, Harry E P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-7296 

Smith, Samuel C P. O. Box 575, Reidsville, 27320 342-1564 

Stephenson, John P.. Jr 2618 Deer Place, Greensboro, 27407 299-7985 

Stone, R. H., D.D. (H.R.) P. O. Box 225, Jefferson, 28604 246-7381 

Strickland, William R P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 967-2311 

Tippens, James S. R Rt. 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4614 942-4716 

Trent, Donald E., Th.M 1205 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro, 27403 299-9293 273-1785 

Varker, William D 3906 Friendly Road, Greensboro, 27410 288-6323 299-3785 

Watkins, James J 4200 S. Main Street, High Point, 27263 431-2287 

Watt, Richard S 2012 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 272-3591 

Watts, Roy E., D.D. (H.R.) 913 Rotary Drive, High Point, 27260 888-4012 

Watts, Worth Rt. 7, Box 47-F, Burlington, 27215 584-6455 

West, Charles C Rt. 3, Box 323, Reidsville, 27320 342-2034 

Westerfield, W. H. (H.R.) .231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va., 24543 

Whitley, John C P. O. Box 2035 BB, Eden, 27288 623-6976 623-3962 

Whitney, Norman M 1502 S. Main Street, Graham, 27253 

Whitlock, Elinos, Jr 1729 McKnight Mill Road, Greensboro, 27405 .. .273-4726 274-4411 

Williams, Benjamin F., E.D.T Elon College 

Womeldorf, John A., Th.D RFD 1, RufFin, 27326 349-5493 

Wood, James E Rt. 1, Sanford, 27330 723-2484 

Woods, Russell, Th.M Wentworth, 27320 342-1668 

Woodson, Marshall S. (H.R.) P. O. Box 1246, Thomasville, Ga., 21792 .... 912-226-3449 

Wray, Clyde M 212 Fairway Street, Eden, 27228 623-2842 

Wrenn, William J., Jr P. O. Box 28, Milton, 27305 234-7703 



Yeargen, Charles 



P. O. Box 66, Whitsett, 



449-6205 



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LAYMEN AND LAYWOMEN 1969 



TELEPHONE 

ADDRESS RES. BUS. 

Adkins, Mrs. Lee W 504 Fountain Place, Burlington, 27215 226-8333 

Allred, Mrs. Joseph 1004 Fairmont St., Greensboro, 27403 273-5247 

Armstrong, Pete West Lexington Ave., High Point, 27260 883-2131 882-9517 

Balsley, Dr. R. E Box 817, Reidsville, 27320 349-6335 349-5221 

Barnes, Ed Box 786, Hillsborough, 27278 732-2167 

Benjamin, J. T 302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro, 27403 273-3668 

Boone, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 107 Homewood Ave., Greensboro, 27403 299-7527 

Boyd, Charles T Jefferson Building, Greensboro, 27401 292-6516 272-6189 

Brown, Mrs. Frank R 1103 Country Club Dr., Greensboro, 27408 272-5408 

Cameron, J. Orton 1410 Elm Street, Sanford, 27330 775-5065 775-4119 

Cashwell, David 2601 W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-7553 275-9833 

Chisholm, Don 618 Parkview St., Asheboro, 27203 725-6615 625-2228 

Clark, Harry 301 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-8509 

Collins, Lyman 311 Boone Road, Eden, 27288 623-7101 

Collins, Tom 308 Fifth Street, Burlington, 27215 226-6181 226-2484 

Connelly, Mrs. Hazel Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 274-5467 

Cooke, W. Owen Jefferson Building, Greensboro, 27401 273-9452 272-4514 

Grumpier, June A Box 69, Mebane, 27302 563-1246 

Dalton, Mrs. Hunter P 1048 Rockford Road, High Point, 27263 883-1987 

Dodson, Mr. Roy 1212 S. Park Drive, Reidsville, 27320 342-1416 

Duncan, Richard 805 Larkwood Drive, Greensboro, 27410 299-2191 

Fleming, N. N., HI RFD 1, Box 158, Haw River, 27258 578-0984 

Foster, Mrs. Arthur J 1905 Walker Ave., Greensboro, 27403 274-2209 

Foust, Mrs. Milton M 110 Tanglewood Dr., Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Garner, John A 1513 McDowell Dr., Greensboro, 27408 299-3033 272-1174 

Garrison, Staley Box 266, Burlington, 27215 584-7166 226-4474 

Garvin, Noel E 3606 Madison Ave., Greensboro, 27405 299-7712 

Glass, Mrs. Rossie D RFD 10, Box 156, Greensboro, 27406 275-5163 

Gottschall, Andrew W., Jr 515 Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro, 27401 292-3154 273-8800 

Harrill, Nelson 3210 Sandburg Drive, Greensboro, 27405 274-7338 

Harris, W. S Box 471, Graham, 27253 226-4255 228-1341 

Hatchett, W. H RFD 1, Ruffin, 27326 Not listed 

Hendley, Floyd 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 272-4302 

Herndon, John W 304 Shadow Valley, High Point, 27260 883-1106 882-4189 

Hilliard, Thomas B RFD 7, Box 276-F, Greensboro, 27407 454-1709 275-9611 

Hobson. Patrick H 409 Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-2278 

Holt, John W., Jr 403 Elmwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 275-0330 

Holt, Ralph, Jr Mays Lake, Burlington, 27215 226-8850 

Howell, James 110 Woodland Drive, Jamestown, 27282 454-2681 

Hunt, James S 1107 Country Club Dr., High Point, 27262 888-7067 

Ingle, Paul 1205 N. Rotary Drive, High Point, 27262 888-4229 882-6081 

Jackson, M. C RFD 1, Sanford, 27330 776-3788 

Jones, Thomas 445 South Spring St., Burlington, 27215 584-7100 226-2484 

Joslin, Grant W 1114 Westridge Road, Greensboro, 27410 299-3529 288-3161 

Kent, John S., Jr Box 1117, Greensboro, 27402 288-2223 288-1883 

Kerchner, Charles 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro, 27408 272-9998 

King, Victor 219 Gulf Street, Sanford, 27330 775-5915 

Kizer, R. E 721 Edgewood Road, Asheboro. 27203 625-3437 

Klick, Miss Peggy 838 W. Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, 27408 274-4892 

Kreager, Richard 1518 Liberty Drive, Greensboro, 27408 273-9383 

Lewis, Carlyle 106 Woodland Drive, Madison, 27025 548-6680 

Marks, Dr. Sandy C 303 Granville Road, Chapel Hill, 27514 929-1628 966-1167 

Martin, W. T., Mrs 379 Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, 27514 968-2702 

Mason, George C 555 W. Academy Street, Madison, 27025 548-2296 

Matthews, Gilbert P RFD 8, Sanford, 27330 776-3596 

McFalls, Jack 1907 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, 27403 292-0645 

McLaughlin, Hugh C 3510 Fox Place, Greensboro, 27408 ..288-4174 

McNairy, J. D 501 Chancery Place, Greensboro, 27408 275-2406 273-1763 

McNeely, Robert H 2203 Briarwood Road, Greensboro, 27403 299-7667 272-6197 

McPherson, Mrs. T. R RFD 1, Blanch, 27212 694-2450 

Miller, Wm. M 914 Cliff Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-3603 629-2211 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale Dr., High Point, 27262 888-2079 

Murray, Robert L., M.D RFD 2, Box 61, Graham, 27253 227-6116 

Myers, Charles F.. Jr 2205 Granville Road, Greensboro, 27408., 272-2606 379-2465 



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Parks, C. G 2232 Wilkins St., Burlington, 27215 226-6087 

Parton, Roland 516 Rudd Street, Burlington, 27215 228-8047 

Patterson, E. E Box 3277, Burlington, 27215 578-9494 227-2520 

Payne, Ralph Box 711, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3668 

Pearson, Buford Box 185, Yanceyville, 27379 694-3263 

Phillips, Robert, M.D 324 Burlange Circle, Chapel Hill, 27514 929-2270 

Plummer, Charles Ill Homewood Avenue, Greensboro, 27403 292-5698 

Preyer, L. Richardson 605 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, 27408 274-7178 275-9833 

Pritchett, Frances Box 995, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3131 

Query, Luke W., M.D 208 Foust Street, Asheboro, 27203 625-3387 625-3387 

Ramsay, Julius M., Jr Box 416, Asheboro, 27203 625-5964 629-9752 

Reese, Herbert 1963 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1963 

Reynolds, Allen H Box 455, Sanford, 27330 776-2325 775-5661 

Richmond, Thomas M 1000 Forest Hill Dr., Greensboro, 27403 299-3165 378-5110 

Riddle, James 502 Oakmont Drive, Asheboro, 27203 625-4841 

Scott, R. Henderson Haw River, 27258 227-7853 

Seymour, Woodrow W RFD 3, Box 752, Sanford, 27330 776-3461 775-2162 

Shields, Mrs. William 603 Country Club Dr., Burlington, 27514 226-0791 

Simpson, Robert F 503 Kemp Road, Greensboro, 27410 292-2022 273-0893 

Stephens, Mrs. Vernon, Jr Box 206, Broadway, 27505 258-6403 

Taliaferro, M. L 620 Shadylawn Drive, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-1884 

Taylor, Mrs. John R 2410 E. Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, 27405 272-6913 

Vaughn, Mrs. Zeb 1911 Oak Street, Greensboro, 27403 292-1513 

Vincent, Mrs. Joseph 2502 W. Market Street, Greensboro, 27403 272-6670 

Wagner, Roy 1311 Pineerest Avenue, Reidsville, 27320 349-5682 

Walker, D. J., Jr Box 471, Graham, 27253 227-7146 288-1341 

Wall, J. Siewers Box 309, Madison, 27025 548-2303 

Wheeler, D. Grady Drawer 3127, Burlington, 27215 228-1773 

White, Stephen White Furniture Co., Mebane, 27302 563-4541 563-9881 

Whittington, Mrs. Pauline 101514 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, 27401 272-0900 



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1969 DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I. STATED MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 

The Stated Meetings of the Presbytery shall be held on the Fourth Thurs- 
day of the months of January, April, June and October. The Presbytery 
year shall begin on January 1st. 

II. OFFICERS 

Moderator Tom B. Anderson 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Permanent Clerk Don Trent 

III. PRESBYTERY STAFF PERSONNEL 

The Executive Secretary C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Box 9005, Greensboro, N. C. 27408 

628 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Phone: 273-9463 

The Area Director of Christian Education Miss Sara McNeill 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 
P. O. Box 10162 
Greensboro, N. C. 27404 
Phone: 299-8133 

The Resident Program Director of Camp New Hope . .James S. R. Tippens 
Phone: 942-4716 

IV. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Council (Terms 3 years— 10 members) Chairman elected by Presbytery 
and nine members 

Chairman — Paul G. Boone, 1971 

Personnel: Chairman or Representatives of the Executive Committees: 
Christian Education, Church Extension, Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, Stewardship and Promotion. 

President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women of 
Orange, three Laymen elected by Presbytery. 

1969— W. Owen Cooke 

1970— R. E. Kizer 

1971— Sandy Marks 

Ex-Officio: Moderator and the Executive Secretary 

Note: There shall be quarterly meetings of the Council with 
the Chairmen of the Permanent Committees sitting in 
Ex-Officio for planning and proper distribution of 
responsibilities. 

V. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES 

1. Trustees of Orange Presbytery (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Charles T. Boyd— 1969 

1969— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

1970— Robert F. Simpson, Thomas M. Richmond (SS) 

1971— Robert H. McNeely (SS), C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (SS) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work (Term 3 years — 10 members 
plus Executive Secretary; 7 ministers, 3 laymen) 

Chairman — William D. Varker — 1971 

1969— Hugh C. McLauchlin, John C. Whitley, James J. Watkins, 
J. Earl Adkins 

1970 — Marion H. Currie, John Eliason, Roland Parton 

1971 — Charles Carter, John W. Herndon, William D. Varker 

3. Executive Committees 

A. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 19 members) 

(Six ministers and thirteen laymen, Exec. Sect'y — Ex-Officio) 

Chairman — Wilkes D. Macauley — 1969 

1969 — James Ferrell, Ed Barnes, Tom Collins, Mrs. Milton Foust, 
Miss Peggy Klick, Wilkes D. Macauley, William E. Massey, 
Jr., 

1970 — Mrs. Paul G. Boone, Richard Kreager, Carl May, William W. 
Peters, Allen H. Reynolds, Mrs. Joseph Estes 

1971 — Mrs. Lee W. Adkins, Mrs. Hazel Connelly, William A. Dysard, 
Noel E. Garvin, W. Lowry McBath, Mrs. T. R. McPherson 

B. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 17 members) 
Chairman — K. M. Misenheimer — 1969 

1969 — W. S. Harris, Kay M. Misenheimer, Jerry McCann, Roy 
Wagner, D. J. Walker, Jr., Norman Whitney 

1970— W. Kirk Allen, Jr., Floyd Hendley, Julius M. Ramsey, Jr., 
Herbert Reese, Nelson Efland 

1971 — Donald Campbell, Angus McGregor, Woodrow Seymour, Mrs. 
Joseph S. Vincent, J. Siewers Wall, Doug Avent 

C. Stewardship and Promotion (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman— Lee W. Adkins— 1970 

Vice-Chairman — John A. Garner — 1970 

District 1 1969— Buford Pearson 
1970_W. H. Hatchett 
1971— John A. Womeldorf 

District II 1969 — Mrs. Pauline Whittington 

1970— Cecil Callis 

1971— Thomas B. Hilliard 

District III 1969— D. Grady Wheeler 

1970— M. L. Taliaferro 

1971— Worth Watts 

District IV 1969— Gilbert P. Matthews 
1970— Mrs. R. W. Vann 
1971_W. T. Perkins 

Note: Ex-Officio Members — Personal Faith and Family Life Chairman 
of the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery; one woman- 
at-large from the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery. 



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4. Permanent Committees 

A. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — Charles Coates — 1971 

1969 — J. Earl Adkins, Coy R. Bovender 

1970— W. Owen Cooke, M. C. Jackson, Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

1971— Charles Coats (SS), Mrs. W. T. Martin 

B. Examining (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Vance Barron — 1969 
Church Government 

1969— Walter H. Goodman 

1970— H. Middleton Raynal 

1971— Ben F. Brown 
English Bible 

1969 — Vance Barron 

1970— Don Carson 

1971— Charles West 
Sacraments 

1969— Joseph W. Flora 

1970— W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 

1971— Allen C. McSween 
Theology 

1969— David Mullen 

1970— John H. Leith / 

1971 — James Allen 

C. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman — M. Buie Seawell— 1970 

1969— John L. Davis, II, W. H. Chappel, Jack McFalls, N. N. Flem- 
ing, III, James S. Hunt 

1970— C. G. Parks, M. Buie Seawell, Harry Smith, J. G. Walser, Jr., 
Dr. John Edwards 

1971 — Nelson Harrill, James F. Miller, Robert L. Murray, J. D. 
McNairy, William Strickland 

D. Institutions: Homes (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman— David Blue (SS)— 1971 

1969— Samuel R. Fudge, James Howell 

1970— Galen Elliott, Luke W. Query 

1971— David Blue (SS), Miss Frances Pritchett, A. V. Ray 



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E. Minister's Salaries (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— R. E. Balsley— 1969 

1969— R. E. Balsley, M.D., John W. Holt, Jr. 

1970— H. P. Morrison, R. Henderson Scott 

1971— Roy Dodson, Wm. M. Miller 

F. Nominations (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — Joseph W. Flora — 1970 

1969— Victor King, M. Buie Seawell 

1970— C. D. Caldwell, Joseph W. Flora 

1971 — Norman Whitney, Richard Short, George Mason 

G. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 10 members) 
Chairman — Lewis Bledsoe — 1970 

1969 — Harry Clark, Charles Fitzpatrick, James S. R. Tippens, Don 
Chisholm 

1970— Lewis Bledsoe, T. A. Guiton, E. E. Patterson 

1971— J. T. Benjamin, John P. Stephenson, Jr., Clyde Wray 

H. Women's Work (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman— J. Russell Woods (SS)— 1971 

1969 — L. French Cowan, Mrs. Zeb Vaughn 

1970— James Riddle 

1971— Mrs. Frank R. Brown, Russell Woods (SS) 

L World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman — Sam Smith — 1969 

1969— Sam Smith, Mrs. William Shields 

1970 — Manford Saunders, Stephen White 

1971— Mrs. Arthur J. Foster, Elinos Whitlock 

J. Worship and Work of the Presbytery (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1970 — Joseph Garrison 

Ex-Officio: Moderator, Host Pastor, and Stated Clerk 

5. Standing Committees (Appointed at each meeting of Presbytery) 

6. Special Committees 

A. Records and Amendments (Term 1 year — 3 members appointed 
April meeting) 

Chairman — Rev. Lewis Bledsoe; W. Creed Cooper, Frank Davison 

B. History 

Chairman — Charles Perry; Marion S. Huske, T. Henry Patterson 



Minutes Of Orange Presbytery 



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7. Trustees of Related Institutions 

A. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 

1969— H. Middleton Raynal 

1970— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS) 

1971— Patrick H. Hobson 

1972— Charles F. Myers, Jr. 

B. Glade Valley School (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — June A. Crumpler (SS) — 1969 

1969— June A. Crumpler, Mrs. Hunter P. Dalton, Sr., Paul Ingle (SS) 

1970— Ralph Holt, Jr. (SS), Carlyle Lewis (SS), Charles Plummer 

1971 — Frank A. Davison, L. Richardson Preyer (SS), David Cash- 
well (SS) 



409 Stated Meeting January 25, 1968 



MrNUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED NINTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
January 25, 1968 

The Four Hundred Ninth Stated Meeting of Orange Presby- 
tery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. James Wade, at 
9:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 25, 1968 in the Starmount 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. The open- 
ing of the meeting was delayed by inclement weather. The 
Moderator made announcement of the death of Mrs. T. Henry 
Patterson. The Moderator opened the meeting with prayer re- 
membering especially the family and loved ones of Mrs. Patter- 
son. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present. 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee Adkins 

J. Earl Adkins Davis Collins Edgewood 

James H. Allen 

W. Kirk Allen Max H. Cooke High Point First 

Tom B. Anderson Mrs. R. W. Barnwell .... Burlington First 

Lewis W. Bledsoe John D. Ralston Guilford Park 

Coy R. Bovender Glenn W. Blanchard .... Shiloh 

Fred L. Bremer John A. Gladden Pocket 

Clifford D. Caldwell 

Cecil C. Callis Ronald H. Cashatt Church of Redeemer 

Donald A. Campbell .... Ralph Biggerstaff Hawfields 

Charles R. Carter 
William Chappell 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Charles W. Coats R. Hunter Oakley Speedwell 

W. C. Cooper 

L. French Cowan Marvin Boswell Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie L H. Caffey, Sr Fellowship 

William M. Currie J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

Fred Carlson Greensboro First 

Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

Jack Davis Sam T. Oliver Vandalia 

Frank A. Davison W. N. Redding East Burlington 

Galen Elliott W. H. Atkinson Bethlehem 

Charles Fitzpatrick Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Joe W. Flora 
Milton M. Foust 

Joe M. Garrison L. A. Crawford Church of Covenant 

W. H. Goodman A. F. Perry Sedgefield 

T. A. Guiton J. G. Edwards St. Andrews 

Gray Hampton J. W. Culbreth Buffalo (G) 

Carl May 

W, Lowry McBath W. C. Anderson Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann Lynn Burris St, Paul 



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Angus W. McGregor . . . . W. S. Smith Madison 

Moyer Martin Joyce 

C. W. McNutt Lonnie A. Kidd Northside 

Allen C. McSween Charles S. Wilkins Starmount 

James F. Miller Otto Thorsen Church of Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer 

J. William Orders J. Illard Yarborough .... Crestwood 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 

W. T. Perkins S. H. Query Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters W. S. Harris, Jr Graham 

H. M. Raynal 

M. H. Saunders B. H. Wolf Westview 

Buie Seawell M. L. Taliaferro Ch. of Reconciliation 

Harry E. Smith 

Sam Smith W. H. Hendrix Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson, Jr. 
Bill Strickland 
Jim Tippens 

Donald E. Trent R. H. L. Smith Glenwood 

William D. Varker Harry Clark Westminster 

James H. Wade Ernest E. Patterson .... Hillsborough 

James Watkins John Waddell Wayside 

W. M. Spivey White Hill 

Richard S. Watt 

Charles C. West J. F. Daniel Greenwood 

John C. Whitley 

Elinos Whitlock, Jr Max Gardner Memorial 

John A. Womeldorf 

James E. Wood Howard Grey Little River 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr Paul Evans, Sr El Bethel 

Charles B. Yeargan .... Henry Bradsher Springwood 

Paul C. Barnes Brentwood 

James A. Boney Cross Roads 

Don E. Boggs, Jr Bethany 

Ray Coble Faith 

Robert Isley Eno 

Roger McClay Randolph 

Averv Sumner Piedmont 

Charles G. Waddell, Jr. . . Fairfield 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Asheboro First, Bethesda, Broadway, Buffalo (L), University, 
Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, Efland, Euphronia, Farmville, 
Forest Hills, Goldston, Griers, Gulf, Haywood, Hope View, 
Leaksville First, Mebane, Milton, Morningside, Mt. Vernon 
Springs, New Hope, Oakview, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Red 
House, Riverview, Salem, Sanford First, Siler City, Smyrna, 
Stoneville, Trinity, Wentworth, Yanceyville, Whispering 
Pines. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Don Carson, Pastor of the First Church Sanford, was 
elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. Marion Currie and 
Rev. Lewis Bledsoe were elected temporary clerks. 

ELECTION OF PERMANENT CLERK 

Rev. Don Trent, Pastor of the Glenwood Church, was elected 
Permanent Clerk for a term of three years, beginning Feb. 
1, 1968. 



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ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Mr. J. W. Morrow, Elder of the Starmount Church, extended 
a very cordial welcome to Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

Dr. Allen McSween gave the report and the Docket was 
adopted as follows: 

PROPOSED DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED NINTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

January 25, 1968 — 9:00 A.M. 

9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer— Rev. James H. Wade, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator — Rev. Don Carson, Moderator in Nomi- 
nation, Sanford First Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford, N. C. 
Election of Permanent Clerk — Rev. Don Trent 
Election of Temporary Clerks — Rev. Norman Whitney, Broad- 
way, Salem Churches 
Rev. Robert Ledbetter, 
Yanceyville Church 
Address of Welcome — Mr. J. W. Morrow 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work — Rev. Allen C. 

McSween 

Nomination of Next Moderator 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 

Church Extension Committee Report — Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 
9:45 A.M. Worship — Rev. James H. Wade, Retiring Moderator 
Address: Rev. John F. Anderson 
10:45 A.M. Recess Period 
11:00 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 
Bills and Overtures 
Resolutions 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Dr. Tom Anderson, 

Chairman 

Rev. James Allen, Campus Minister, UNC-G 
Committee on Examinations — Rev. Marion Currie, Chairman 
11:45 A.M. Council of Orange Presbytery — Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chairman 
a. Audit and Budget Committee Report — Mr. Paul Boone 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee — Mr. Richard Barnwell 
12:15 P.M. Examination of Sessional Records — Ruling Elder N. N. Flem- 
ing, III, Chairman 

1:45 P.M. Reconvene 

REPORT OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations Committee Report — Rev. Harry Barnett, 

Chairman 

2. Christian Education Committee Report — Rev. Charles 

Carter, Chairman 
a. Sub-Committee — Camp and Conference — Rev. Lee 

Adkins 

3. World Missions Committee — Rev. Walter Goodman 
3:15 P.M. Recess 



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3:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery — Ruling Elder C. Fred Carlson, 

Chairman 

a. Review of Hillview Situation — Ruling Elder W. Owen 

Cooke 

Special Study Committee, Report of 

a. COCU, Confessional Documents of The Presbyterian 
Church U. S.; U.S.A., R.C.A. 
Manual Revision 
Resolutions Committee Report 

Sessional Records Committee, Report of — Ruling Elder N, N. 

Fleming 

Unfinished Business 

Reading and correcting Minutes 

Adjournment — Time and place of next meeting: Alamance 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Caro- 
lina, 9:00 A.M. 

NOMINATJON OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Mr. Sam Oliver, Elder in the Vandalia Church, was elected 
as Moderator-nominee for the next meeting of Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF VSSITORS 

Rev. James Allen of Lexington Presbytery was introduced and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother prior to his examination 
by Presbytery. Dr. John Anderson, Executive Secretary of 
the Board of National Ministeries, was introduced and in- 
vited to sit as a visiting brother. Elders attending Presbytery 
for the first time were introduced after which Miss Amelia 
Rakestraw and Mrs. Brenda McFarland of Presbytery's staff 
were introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner: 

1. Excuses from this meeting of Presbytery were received and granted 
for the following men: Harry Barnett, Vance Barron, David Blue, Ben 
Brown, John Eliason, Wilkes Macauley, William Massey, C. N. 
Morrison, T. Henry Patterson, and John Redhead, Jr. 

2. Certificate of Dismission from Lexington Presbytery for Rev. 
James H. Allen was received and admitted to record. 

3. Annual Report from Chaplain Gerald ReifF was received as informa- 
tion. 

4. Communication from Davidson College soliciting any nominations 
for a new President for the College was read and received as in- 
formation. 

5. A letter from the Consultation on Church Union concerning an ex- 
change of members between the participating denominations on April 
28, 1968 was read and received as information. 

6. An invitation from the Hawfields Church to have Presbytery meet 
with them on September 5, 1970 as a part of the 200th Anniversary 
of the Church. A motion was adopted that Presbytery accept the 
invitation to meet with them on or as near this date as possible. 



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7. Receipts of acceptance for Eugene Boelte from Hanover Presbytery 
and for Clark Porter, III, from Wilmington Presbytery were acknowl- 
edged. 

8. The Minutes of Commissions to install Charles R. Carter, William R, 
Strickland, Jr., and Clyde M. Wray were admitted to record as 
follows: 

THE MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL CHARLES R. CARTER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church November 26th, 1967 7 PM and 
was convened with prayer by Rev. W. L. McBath. Members present: 
MINISTERS: W. Lowry McBath, Tom B. Anderson, Kay Misenheimer 
and ELDERS: John W. Thomas, Jr., J. Henry Dawdy. A Quorum was 
present. Elder J. Henry Dawdy was elected Clerk. Rev. W. Lowry Mc- 
Bath Presided in the Worship Service. Dr. Tom B. Anderson preached 
the Sermon. Text: I John 4:1, Sermon "Out of Darkness, Light". Rev. 
W. Lowry McBath recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded 
the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Charles Carter was Installed as 
Pastor of the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church according to Paragraph 
27-67, Book of Church Order. Elder J. Henry Dawdy delivered the 
charge to the Minister and Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Dr. Tom B. Anderson. 

W. Lowry McBath, Moderator 
J. Henry Dawdy, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL WILLIAM R. STRICKLAND, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Chapel Hill October 29 10:45 a.m. and was convened with prayer 
by Vance Barron. Members present: MINISTERS: Vance Barron, Harry 
Smith, Buie Seawell and ELDERS: Robert D. Phillips, A. E. Radford, 
Wm. R. Straughn. A Quorum was present. Rev. Vance Barron was 
elected Clerk. Rev. Harry Smith Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. 
Vance Barron preached the Sermon. Text: Matt. 5:13, Sermon "Can 
the Churches Be Reformed?" Dr. Phillips recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister 
and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. 
William R. Strickland, Jr. was Install as A. P. of the University Pres- 
byterian Church according to Paragraph 27-67, Book of Church Order. 
Rev. Harry Smith delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Buie 
Seawell to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Dr. Phillips. 

Robert D. Phillips, MD, Moderator 
Vance Barron, Clerk 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CLYDE M. WRAY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at El Bethel Presbyterian Church October 29 6:45 P.M. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. Angus McGregor. Members present: 
MINISTERS: Worth Watts, Charles Coats and Angus McGregor and 
ELDERS: Thomas Knight, J. D. Richardson, Paul Evans, Sr. A Quorum 
was present. Rev. Charles Coats was elected Clerk. Rev. Angus Mc- 
Gregor Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Angus McGregor preached 
the Sermon. Text: Matt. 16:13-19, Sermon ''What The Church Can Do". 
Rev. Angus McGregor recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congrega- 
tion. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Clyde M. Wray was 
Installed as Pastor of the El Bethel according to Paragraph 27-67, 
Book of Church Order. Rev. Worth Watts delivered the charge to 
the Minister and Rev. Charles W. Coats to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Mr. Thomas Knight. 

Angus W. McGregor, Moderator 
Charles W. Coats, Clerk 

SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, a member of the Sessional Records 
Committee, asked that the Moderator appoint Rev. John 
Whitley, Rev. James Miller, Mr. Charles Kerchner, and Mrs. 
Pauline Whittington to help with the examination of Ses- 
sional Records for this meeting. The appointments were made 
and a motion was adopted that those who were members of 
the court be excused from such portion of the meeting as 
would be necessary for participation in the work of this 
committee. 

CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report of the Church Extension Committee was given by 
Rev. Kay Misenheimer, Chairman. The report was received 
as information and the recommendations were adopted as 
follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Orange Presbytery approve the list of aid-receiving churches 
and the amounts they are requesting for 1968. 

2. That Orange Presbytery concur with the recommendation of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work in the approval of the 
calls of the Randolph Church and Orange Presbytery thru the 
Church Extension Committee to Reverend James Watkins who will 
be serving as a part time Church Extension worker, primarily in 
the area of research and study relative to the survey of churches 
within the Presbytery. 

3. That deepest thanks be expressed to Reverend Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr. for his vision, zeal, and assistance in the cause of Church 
Extension in the Presbytery. 



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4. That the members of the Church Extension Committee be thanked 
for their innumerable hours they have spent in sub-committee 
work, for their faithfulness to their tasks, and for the splendid 
job they have done during 1967. 

5. That Orange Presbytery adopt these recommendations pending the 
hearing of an address by Dr. John F. Anderson, Executive Secre- 
tary of the Board of National Ministries. 

6. Missionary Aid Receiving Churches: 



1. Griers $1,000.00 

2. Hopeview 1,700.00 

3. Morningside 2,500.00 

4. OakvieviT 600.00 

5. Randolph 3,796.00 

6. Red House 800.00 

7. Riverview 2,000.00 

8. Springwood 500.00 

9. Stony Creek 1,200.00 

10. Trinity 1,200.00 



SUB-COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The report was made by Rev. Jack Davis, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommendations 
were adopted as follows: 

We would recommend that the Presbytery: 

1. Make a study of "A Theological Basis for the Work of Evangelism" 
recently approved by the Board of National Ministries. We would 
also urge the study of this paper to sessions and individuals in the 
church. 

2. Encourage all churches to make wise use of the excellent materials 
prepared for the Joint Season of Christian Witness, now in progress, 
paying special attention to the March aspect of the study when 
individuals and churches are to become involved in witness, including 
personal evangelism. 

3. Cooperate with the Evangelism Committee as it attempts to develop 
a core group of lay witnesses who can help individual churches 
develop their ability to witness. 

4. Continue in prayer for evangelism and not easily let the burden 
for the unsaved be lifted from us or hidden in the demands of sus- 
taining the "institutional" church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John L. Davis, Chairman 
Evangelism Committee 

WORSHIP SERVICE 

Rev. James Wade presided. Presbytery sang two stanzas of, 
'The Church's One Foundation," after which Mr. Wade led 
in prayer. Rev. Kay Misenheimer, Chairman of the Church 
Extension Committee, introduced Dr. John Anderson, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Board of National Ministries, who ad- 
dressed the Presbytery on the mission of the Church suggest- 
ing that we must know who we are before we can know where 



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we are going. The worship service was closed with the singing 
of "God of Grace and God of Glory." 



Presbytery recessed at 11:00 a.m. and reconvened at 11:15 
a.m. for the continuation of business. 



APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Committees : 



1. Bills and Overtures 
Rev. James Wade 
Rev. Carl May 

Mr. Ernest Patterson 

2. Resolutions 
Rev. Sam Smith 
Rev. Mac Foust 

Mr. R. Hunter Oakley 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

The report of the Committee was presented by Rev. Charles 
Carter, Chairman. He called attention to the work of Miss 
Sara McNeill, Area Worker in Christian Education, and 
noted her desire to be of service to the Presbytery in the 
field of Christian Education. He reviewed a study of the cost 
of camping at Camp New Hope. The report was received as 
information and the Camping Study and the recommendations 
were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That churches avail themselves of the services of the Christian 
Education Committee in order that they may develop and offer a 
more effective program of Christian Education. 

2. That Reverend James Tippens and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mont- 
gomery be commended for their work at Camp New Hope and in the 
Presbytery. 

3. That churches avail themselves of the services of Miss Sara McNeill, 
our Area DCE, and commend her for her outstanding work. 

4. That the Schedule of Camps and Conferences for 1968 be adopted. 

5. That Presbytery continue to support the Camp and Conference Pro- 
gram through its Budget. 



RECESS 



1968 



SCHEDULE OF CAMPS AND CONFERENCES 



SENIOR CAMPS 



Senior High Work Camp 
Senior High Conference 
Senior High Wilderness 
Counselor-In-Training 
Clean-Up Camp 



June 3-7 
June 9-15 
July 1-13 



July 29-Aug. 10 
August 12-16 



Grades 9-12 

Grades 9-12 

Grades 9-12 

Grades 11-12 

Grades 9-12 



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JUNIOR HIGH CAMPS 



Junior High I 
Youth Wilderness I 
Junior High II 
Youth Wilderness II 
Junior High III 

JUNIOR CAMPS 

Junior I 
Junior II 
Junior III 
Junior IV 
Junior V 
FAMILY CAMP 



June 24-29 
June 17-29 
July 8-13 
July 15-27 
July 29-Aug. 3 



June 17-22 
July 1-6 
July 15-20 
July 22-27 
August 5-10 
June 29-July 7 



Grades 
Grades 
Grades 
Grades 
Grades 



Grades 
Grades 
Grades 
Grades 
Grades 



7-9 
7-9 
7-9 
7-9 
7-9 



4-6 
4-6 
4-6 
4-6 
4-6 



A. A study of the cost of providing camping for the Camp and Con- 
ference program during 1967. 

1. Pro-rata costs of camping for the scheduled camping program: 

Volunteer leader training $ 447 

Camping program 6,173 

Camp Staff (kitchen & Adm.) 7,225 

Camp Office 1,000 

Utilities 2,000 

Insurance (Medical, etc.) 1,700 

Repairs & Maint. supplies 1,200 

Food 10,000 

Misc. (sale and use taxes) 150 



Total pro-rata costs $29,895 

Divided by Camper days 3,664 



Cost per camper-day 

$29,895 3664 camper-days 



cost per day $ 8.16 
or 

cost per 5 day week $40.80 



$8.16 



2. 



3. 



Pro-rata costs for the scheduled camping program $29,895 

Pro-rata cost of Director 5,000 

Pro-rata cost of Debt service 4,326 



$39,221 



3664 camper-days = cost per day $10.70 $39,221 



Cost of camping based on total costs of operating Camp New 
Hope for calendar year 1967: 

Total operating costs at Camp New Hope for 1967 $70,117. 

$70,117 ^ 3664 camper-day = costs per day $19.10 

4. Cost of camping for all users during 1967: 

Total Operating Costs at Camp New Hope for 1967-8 . .$70,117 
$70,117 8,989 user days = cost per day ....$7.80 

B. SUMMARY: 

Cost of camping per day at Camp New Hope: 

1. For the scheduled camping program based on 

pro-rata costs $ 8.16 

2. For the scheduled program based on pro-rata costs 

including Director and Debt Services $10.70 

3. For all scheduled program based on total costs for year . . . .$19.10 

4. For all users based on total costs for year $ 7.80 



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Based upon the present camper fees, the camper registered in the 
summer program pays $5.00 per day. 

C. Financial Report of Income and Expenditures at Camp New Hope, 
1962-1967 

Schedule 1: Comparative Study of Funds requested, Budgeted and Re- 
ceived from the Budget of Orange Presbytery — 1962-68 

Receipts 

Year Requested Budgeted Received Under Budget 

1962 30,281 21,692 17,029 5,667 

1963 33,803 28,400 26,288 2,112 

1964 35,135 29,250 29,675 425 (over) 

1965 40,320 29,600 27,618 1,982 

1966 46,310 46,310 36,294 10,016 

1967 47,019 47,019 46,966 53 

Schedule 2: Receipts and Expenditures and Year-End Balances and/or 
Reserves 

Receipts Year-End 
Benevolences of From all Balance 
Year Orange Presbytery Sources Expenditures and/or Reserve 

1962 17,029 60,768 65,168 29,631 

1963 26,288 70,828 67,496 32,863 

1964 29,675 84,634 72,098 7,802 

1965 27,618 84,674 93,741 2,745 

1966 36,294 77,258 79,474 (1,327) 

1967 46,966 79,317 79,875 (1,281) 

Schedule 3: Analysis of Income for 1967 by sources compared with 
budget. 

1967 Budgeted 1967 Actual 

Opening Balance 

Camper Fees $17,000 $17,440 

Other Rentals 15,500 10,946 

Camp Store 1,000 1,080 

Misc 7,427 1,724 

Richardson Foundation — — 951 

Orange Presbytery 47,019 46,966 

TOTALS $87,946 $79,317 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by Dr. Tom Anderson, Chairman. 
The report with the recommendations were adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, JANUARY 25, 1968 
STARMOUNT CHURCH, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

I. PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1967 

1. Bethany * 

2. Brentwood ^ * 

3. Cumnock * 

4. Eno * 

5. Faith * 

6. Fairfield * 

7. Farmville * 

8. Goldston 



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9. Gulf * 

10. Haywood * 

11. Piedmont * 

12. Randolph ** 

13. Stoneville *** 
* Supplied by Interim Supply 

Have called Minister who will be on field early in February 
*** Supplied one Sunday each month 

II. MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING CHURCHES AS 
PASTOR AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1967. 

1. W. M. Baker, H. R., Mebane, North Carolina 

2. J. T. Brothers, Dean, Presbyterian Seminary, Rua De Vasco 

Da Caurara 8, Carcavelos, Portugal 

3. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Pby. Ex. Sec'y & S. C, Greensboro, 

North Carolina 

4. John S. Cook, H.R., Spray, North Carolina 

5. F. Marion Dick, H.R., McLeansville, North Carolina 

6. A. P. Dickson, H.R., Plumtree, North Carolina 

7. John J. Diefell, Edinburg, Scotland 

8. Samuel R. Fudge, Group Child Care Consultant, Chapel Hill, 

North Carolina 

9. Samuel Hope, Dir Personnel Services, Viet Nam Christian 

Service 

10. Marion S. Huske, H.R., 2321 Sharon Road, Charlotte, North 

Carolina 

11. Frank S. Johnston, H.R., Wilmington, North Carolina 

12. J. S, Jones, H.R., Burlington, North Carolina 

13. John H. Leith, Professor, U.T.S., Richmond, Virginia 

14. J. M. Millard, H.R., High Point, North Carolina 

15. C. N. Morrison, H.R., Whitsett, North Carolina 

16. Marion Murray, H.R., Banner Elk, North Carolina 

17. Roy K. Patteson, Professor, Peace College, Raleigh North 

Carolina 

18. T. Henry Patterson, H.R., Greensboro, North Carolina 

19. W. S. Patterson, H.R., High Point, North Carolina 

20. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., H.R., Concord, North Carolina 

21. Gerald Reiff, Chaplain, UUS Maury, FPO, San Francisco, Cali- 

fornia 

22. W. M. Rice, Infirm, Greensboro, North Carolina 

23. R. B. Rock, H.R., Broadway, North Carolina 

24. L. B. Schenck, Professor, Davidson, North Carolina 

25. D. Hilton Seals, M.D., Sylva, North Carolina 

26. Harry Smith, Minister to Students, Chapel Hill, North Caro- 

lina 

27. John P. Stevenson, Jr., Alcoholic Counseling Service, Greens- 

boro, North Carolina 

28. R. Hamlin Stone, H.R., Jefferson, North Carolina 

29. James S. R. Tippens, Camp Dir. C.N.H., Route 2, Chapel Hill, 

North Carolina 

30. Roy E. Watts, H.R., High Point, North Carolina 

31. W. H. Westerfield, Danville, Virginia 

32. Marshall S. Woodson, I.S., Box 1246, Thomasville, Georgia 

III. Your Commission has determined that all Churches in Orange 
Presbytery have complied with the Minimum Standards for Min- 
isters' Salaries established by Presbytery June 23, 1966, especially 
as regards annual salary to be paid the Minister and the provision 
for lOVf of the salary basis for the Minister to be paid by the 
Church to the Minister's Annuity Fund. 

VI. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has 
received, reviewed, and found in order changes of Call to the 
following ministers: 



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1. Efland Church to Galen Elliott, salary change to $2,000. 

2. Buffalo Church to W. C. Cooper, salary change to $5,200, ex- 

pense allowance to $900. 

3. First Church, Burlington to Tom B. Anderson, housing allow- 

ance to $3,600 and utilities to $600. 

4. First Church, Burlington to Lee W. Adkins, salary change to 

$9,600. 

5. Vandalia Church to John L. Davis, II, salary change to $6,700. 

6. Memorial Church to Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr., salary change to 

$5,100. 

7. El Bethel and Riverview to Clyde M. Wray, Jr., changed to 

add Manse utilities to $500 and car allowance to $100. 

8. Presbyterian Church of the Cross to James F. Miller, salary 

change to $5,570, car allowance to $1,200, utilities to $480, 
and Manse allowance to $1,087.50. 

9. Jonesboro Church to W. T. Perkins, salary change to $6,300, 

travel allowance to $804. 

10. Northside Church to Charles W. McNutt, salary change to 

$7,500. 

11. Hawfields Church to Donald A. Campbell, salary change to 

$6,598.75. 

12. The Church of Reconciliation to Buie Seawell, salary change 

to $6,500, housing allowance to $2,400, car allowance to 
$1,200. 

13. Madison Church to Angus W. McGregor, salary change to 

$6,000, car allowance to $1,200. 

14. Buffalo (G) to Gray Hampton, salary change to $7,100. 

15. Hope View Church to A. V. Ray $100 for utilities. 

16. Camp New Hope Director to $7,000. 

17. Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery to $9,150. 

18. Westminster Church to William Varker, salary change to 

$8,000. 

19. Alamance Church to W. Lowry McBath, increase of $600 per 

year professional expense. 

20. Fellowship Church to Marion Currie, salary change to $5,965. 

21. Glenwood Church to Don Trent, salary change to $5,700 and 

$200 designated as manse expense. 

Under authority granted by the Presbytery, your Commission on 
the Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission 
in the following matters : 

At a regular meeting on November 7, 1967, the Reverend Clark 
Porter appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Eno and Fairfield 
Churches be dissolved effective December 1, 1967, in order that he 
might accept the Calls of the Mount Zion and Oak Plain Churches, 
Wilmington Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina as Pastor. 

Mr. Porter presented letters certifying that duly called congrega- 
tional meetings of the two churches were held and that the con- 
gregations reluctantly concurred in the request of Mr. Porter. 

Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of the Reverend 
Clark Porter was granted and the pulpits of the Eno and Fairfield 
Churches were declared vacant effective December 1, 1967. The 
Stated Clerk was authorized to forward a Certificate of Dismission 
and Transfer together with a letter of commendation to the Pres- 
bytery of Wilmington. 

At a regular meeting on December 12, 1967, the Reverend John 
Womeldorf appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Brentwood Church 
be dissolved effective November 30, 1967 in order that he might 
accept the Call of the Bethesda Church in Orange Presbytery as 
Pastor. 



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A letter was received certifying that a duly called congregational 
meeting was held on December 12, 1967, and that the congregation 
concurred with the Pastor in his request. 

Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of the Reverend 
John Womeldorf was granted and the pulpit of the Brentwood 
Church declared vacant effective November 30, 1967. 

At a regular meeting on December 12, 1967, the Reverend David 
Mullen requested that the pastoral relationship between himself 
and the Faith Church, Greensboro, North Carolina be dissolved 
effective December 15, 1967, in order that he might labor other 
than as an active Pastor. 

Information was received certifying that a duly called congre- 
gational meeting was held on December 10, 1967 moderated by 
the Reverend Joseph Flora and that the congregation reluctantly 
concurred in the request of Mr, Mullen. 

Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of the Reverend 
David Mullen was granted and the pulpit of the Faith Church 
declared vacant effective December 15, 1967. 

IV. Acting in a capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following Calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the Bethesda Church has called as Pastor, 
the Reverend John Womeldorf. Terms of the Call are as 
follows: 

A. $5,700 annual salary 

B. Free use of manse 

C. One month vacation 

D. $800 annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 

Policy for the Minister and his family 

F. 107c of annual salary basis to be paid into the Minister's 

Annuity Fund 

G. Moving expense from High Point to Bethesda manse 

2. The Synod of North Carolina through its Committee on 
Campus Christian Life has called as Campus Minister at the 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Reverend 
James Allen. Terms of the Call are as follows: 

A. $7,000 annual salary 

B. $2,400 manse allowance 

C. One month vacation 

D. $600 automobile expense allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 

Policy for the Minister and his family 

F. 10 Vc of annual salary basis to be paid into the Minister's 

Annuity Fund 

3. The congregation of the Randolph Church has called as Pastor 
the Reverend James J. Watkins. Terms of the Call are as 
follows: 

A. $3,500 annual salary 

B. Free use of manse and all utilities 

C. One month vacation 

D. $600 annual car allowance 

E. 10% of salary basis to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 

Fund 

4. The Presbytery of Orange through its Church Extension Com- 
mittee has called the Reverend James J. Watkins as Church 
Extension Worker. Terms of the Call are as fv)llows: 



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A. $2,800 annual salary 

B. One month vacation 

C. $540 annual car allowance 

D. 10% of salary basis to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 

Fund 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 

Policy for Minister and his family 

F. Moving expenses from Sanford to High Point, N. C. 

5. The Session of the Pleasant Grove Church has called as Pastor 
for a period of one year from January 1, 1968 to December 31, 
1968, the Reverend P. B. Burleigh. Terms of the Call are as 
follows: 

A. $2,550 annual salary 

B. Free use of manse 

C. One month vacation 

D. $400 annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 

Policy for Minister and his family 

6. The Session of Griers Church has called as Pastor for a period 
of one year from January 1, 1968 to December 31, 1968, the 
Reverend P. B. Burleigh. Terms of the Call are as follows: 

A. $2,550 annual salary 

B. Free use of manse 

C. One month vacation 

D. $400 annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 

Policy for the Minister and his family 

7. The Reverend David Mullen, Pastor of the Faith Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C. appeared before the Commission to 
request that he be granted permission to labor other than as 
an active Pastor for a period of one year in order that he may 
be given an apportunity to consider the validity of his Call 
within the gospel ministry. 

On a motion duly passed the Commission voted to recommend 
to Orange Presbytery that the request of Mr. Mullen be 
granted. That he be requested quarterly to seek the counsel 
of the Chairman of the Commission and that he appear before 
the Commission on or before November 30, 1968. 

8. The Session of the Joyce Church has called as Supply Pastor 
the Reverend Angus McGregor for a period from January 1, 
1968 to December 21, 1968. Terms of the Call are as follows: 

A. $700 salary 

B. 10% of salary basis to be paid into Minister's Annuity 

Fund 

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the changes in the Calls of Pastors of those Churches 
affected by the changes in the Minimum Standards of Orange 
Presbytery be approved. 

2. That the changes in the Call of the Churches to the following 
Ministers be approved: 

Galen Elliott Charles W. McNutt 

W. C. Cooper Donald A. Campbell 

Tom B. Anderson Buie Seawell 

Lee W. Adkins Angus McGregor 

John L. Davis Gray Hampton 

Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr. A. V. Ray 



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Clyde M. Wray 
James F. Miller 
W. T. Perkins 



William Varker 
Lowry McBath 
Marion Currie 
Don Trent 



3. That the Call of the Session of the Griers and Pleasant Grove 
Churches to the Reverend P. B. Burleigh be approved and the 
Calls placed in his hands. 

4. That the Call of the Bethesda Church to the Reverend John 
Womeldorf be approved and the Call be placed in his hands. 

5. That the Calls of the Randolph Church and Presbytery of 
Orange through its Church Extension Committee to the 
Reverend James Watkins be approved and the Calls placed 
in his hands. 

6. That the Presbytery of Orange concur with the Synod of 
North Carolina through its Committee on Campus Christian 
Life to the Reverend James H. Allen as Campus Minister at 
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and that after 
examination and the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obli- 
gations he be enrolled as a member of Orange Presbytery and 
the Call placed in his hands. 

7. That the request of the Reverend David Mullen for permission 
to labor other than as an active Minister for a period of one 
year beginning December 15, 1967, be granted, and that he be 
requested each quarter to seek the counsel of the Chairman 
of the Commission on the Minister and His Work and that 
he appear before the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work on or before November 30, 1968. 

8. That the Call of the Joyce Church to the Reverend Angus 
McGregor as Supply Pastor be approved and the Call placed 
in his hands. 

9. That the Presbytery continue to grant its approval in accord- 
ance with Book of Church Order, 26-9, to the Reverend John 
Stephenson to provide a ministry to alcoholics in Greensboro 
through a personal counseling service, evangelistic preaching 
and the operation of Hope Harbor, a residence for men and 
further, that Mr. Stephenson be heard. 

10. That the Committee comprised of three members which was 
established by Orange Presbytery on January 20, 1966, 
charged to exercise oversight of the work of the Reverend 
John Stevenson be discharged and that the Reverend John 
Stephenson be requested to report annually to the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work through one of its members 
appointed by the Commission. 

11. That Orange Presbytery approve as proper to the ministry 
according to BOCO 26-9 the services of Reverend H. Middleton 
Raynal as part time Director of the Alcohol Counseling Serv- 
ice of Lee County while continuing to serve as Pastor of the 
Morningside Church, and that the Morningside Church be 
commended for its willingness to enter into this ministry. 



Vm. INSTALLATION COMMISSIONS 

1. COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REVEREND JAMES 
HENRY ALLEN AS CAMPUS MINISTER AT THE PRES- 
BYTERIAN HOUSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH 
CAROLINA, GREENSBORO, FEBRUARY 18, 1968, AT 
7:30 P.M. 



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Rev. Joseph W. Flora To Preside and Propound the 

Questions 

Dr. Harry Smith To Preach the Sermon 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison To Charge the Congregation 

Rev. Tom Smyth To Charge the Pastor 

Ruling Elder William Lambert To Offer the Prayer 

Others: Ruling Elder Don Russell 

Ruling Elder John J. Mclver 
Ruling Elder Charles Adams 
Ruling Elder Mack Arnold 

We recommend that Orange Presbytery invite the following 
campus ministers of other faiths to sit with the Commission 
and that Rev. Tom Smyth of the Episcopal Church be invited to 
charge the pastor. 

Rev. Tom Smyth 
Rev. Dwight Ficklen 
Rev. Fred Macon 
Rev. William Patton 
Sister Sheila 

2. COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REVEREND JOHN 
WOMELDORF AS MINISTER OF THE BETHESDA 
CHURCH FEBRUARY 4, 1968 AT 11:00 A.M. 

Rev. James Tippens To Preside and Propound the 

Questions 

Dr. Tom Anderson To Preach the Sermon 

Rev. C. D. Caldwell To Charge the Congregation 

Mr. Thomas Whitley To Charge the Pastor 

Mr. James Blackwell To Offer the Prayer 
Mr. Elwood Clayton 

3. COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REVEREND JAMES J. 
WATKINS AS MINISTER OF THE RANDOLPH CHURCH 
FEBRUARY 18, 1968 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. To Preside and Propound the 

Questions 

Rev. Don Campbell To Preach the Sermon 

Mr. Howard Pancoast To Charge the Congregation 

Dr. Roy Watts To Charge the Pastor 

Mr. Roger McClay To Offer the Prayer 

Mr. Clay McPherson 

In keeping with the recommendations of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work, Presbytery heard the Rev. John P. 
Stephenson, Jr. who spoke on the work of Hope Harbor and 
his work with alcoholics. Mr. Paul Davis, Jr., a resident of 
Hope Harbor, also spoke briefly to Presbytery. These reports 
were received as information. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

The report was made by Rev. Marion Currie, Chairman. He 
introduced Rev. James Allen of Lexington Presbytery and 
presented him for examination. He was examined by the 
Moderator in his personal religious experience; on his views 
in Church Government by Rev. Charles McNutt ; on his views 
in the Sacraments by Rev. Kirk Allen; and on his views in 
Theology by Rev. Marion Currie. The examination was sus- 



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tained as satisfactory in its several parts and as a whole. 
Mr. Allen signed the Book of Obligations and was enrolled as 
a member of Orange Presbytery. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was made by Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommendations 
were adopted as follows with the understanding that recom- 
mendation number 2, be accepted as the final reading for the 
Manual Change: 

1, That Presbytery confirm the change in salary of the Executive Secre- 
tary to $9,150.00 per annum, 

2. That the wording for the manual change pertaining to the functions 
of the Committee of Sessional Records be adopted as follows: 

MANUAL CHANGE PROPOSAL RE: COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL 

RECORDS 

MANUAL CHANGE PROPOSAL RE: 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Article V: Section 4.C Sessional Records page 14 

This Committee shall be composed of a Chairman and nine members, six 
of whom shall be Ministers and four Ruling Elders. This Committee shall 
review the records of proceedings of Sessions and present its report to 
the Presbytery at the April meeting each year. 

The Committee shall develop a procedure for most effectively making this 
annual review, providing such check sheets or report forms as will be 
helpful to the Church in its reporting and the Committee in its examina- 
tion. 

Article VI: Section 7. Rules for Sessional Records page 24ff. 

Each Church Session shall present their record of proceedings to the 
Committee on Sessional Records for their review not later than April 1 
each year. (Failure to do so shall be grounds for exception.) The 
Sessional Records should include: 

(1) The Annual Statistical Report.— OK 

(2) Report on Sunday Schools — OK 
First two sentences as written. 

Insert the word "January" in third sentence — "at least ten days before 
the January Meeting of Presbytery." Delete last sentence, "The Records 
for review." 

A.— OK 

(3)-(7)-OK 

(8) delete "which must be done at each January meeting." 

(9) — (15)— OK 

AUDIT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE 

The report was presented by Mr. Paul Boone. He explained 
the basic budget for Orange Presbytery for 1968 and it was 
adopted as follows: 



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*ORANGE PRESBYTERY PROPOSED 1968 BUDGET 



BASIC 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAUSES 



$189,987.00 (36.45%) 
* (25,000.00) 



SYNOD CAUSES 



125,094.00 (24.00%) 
* (10,000.00) 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES 



206,144.00 (39.55%) 



$521,225.00 100.00% 



Church Extension ...$108,019.00 (52.40%.) 

Council 40,136.00 (19.47%)) 

Christian Education . 47,990.00 (23.28%) 

Glade Valley 9,999.00 ( 4.85%) 



$206,144.00 100.00% 



'''Anticipated receipts which will be paid direct. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE 

The report was made by Mr. Richard Barnwell, Chairman. 
The report was received as information. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:45 p.m. with the prayer 
being offered by Rev. W. W. Peters. During the lunch hour 
Dr. John Anderson answered questions pertaining to the 
work of the Board of National Ministries. Rev. Sam Smith 
also gave a partial report of the Resolutions Committee. 

RECONVENE 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 for the continuation of 
business. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick presided over the work of the Com- 
mittee. Presbytery constituted itself a Committee of the 
Whole for the examination of Sessional records, and pro- 
ceeded to examine the records of the local sessions. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

Rev. Joe Flora made the report of the Committee. The fol- 
lowing were elected: 

Rev. Norman Whitney, Church Extension Committee, Class of 1969. 
Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, Christian Education Committee, Class of 
1969. 

WORLD MISSIONS 

No report. 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by Rev. William Orders, Chairman. 
He called attention to the work of the Sub-Committee on Re- 



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cruitment of Candidates for the Ministry under the leadership 
of Rev. James Miller. A list of Candidates for the Ministry 
under the care of Orange Presbytery was adopted for the 
minutes as follows: 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Report of Candidates 

J. William Orders, Chairman 

The following report is for your information. It concerns the status of 
all the candidates under the care of Orange Presbytery. We urge each 
of you to lift each candidate before the throne of grace in prayer asking 
God to send the fullness of the Holy Spirit into their lives. It would be a 
real boost if you made time to drop them a line expressing your concern. 

Candidates for the Ministry Under the Care 
of Orange Presbytery 

R. Banks Hudson: Home address is 1112 Lane Allen Road, Lexing- 
ton, Ky. 40504. A Junior at U.T.S. A member 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville. 

Vann S. Joines, Jr.: Home address is 417 Pinedale Drive, Reids- 

ville, N. C. 27320. He is a Senior at U.T.S. 
He is taking an intern year in Raleigh work- 
ing with Don Shriver. A member of First 
Presbyterian Church in Reidsville. 

Neill McKay: Home address is 1915 Independence Road, 

Greensboro, N. C. 27408. Neill, a recent gradu- 
ate from Presbyterian College, is uncertain 
about his vocation at this time. He is teach- 
ing school. A member of Guilford Park. 

Allen C. McSween, Jr.: . . Home address is 109 Nut Bush Road, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 27410. He is a Senior at U.T.S. A 
member of Starmount. 

Charles S. Moore: Home address is Box 326, Troy, N. C. 27371. 

He is a Senior at U.T.S. A member of First 
Presbyterian Church, Leaksville. 

Wayne Rogers: Home address is Hilton Road, Burlington, 

N. C. 27215. He is a Senior at King College. 
A member of Northside Presbyterian Church. 

Arthur Ross, III: Home address is 345 Lexington Road, Ashe- 

boro, N. C. 27203. He is expecting to receive 
his discharge from the Army this spring. 
Arthur plans to attend seminary this fall. A 
member of First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
boro. 

William B. Shields, Jr.: ..Home address is 603 Country Club Drive, 

Burlington, N. C. 27215. He completed one 
year at Columbia Seminary. Bill has dropped 
from the Seminary and plans to enter the 
Navy's Officer Candidate School, Newport, R. I. 
He is uncertain as to his vocation at this time. 
He has asked to remain under the care of 
Orange Presbytery until his tour of duty with 
the Navy. A member of First Church, Burling- 
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George B. Spransy, Jr.: ..Home address is 18 Dogwood Acres, Chapel 

Hill, N. C. 27514. He is a Senior at U.T.S. 
George is taking an intern year at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Huntington, W. Va. A 
member of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian 
Church. 

John P. Stansel, III: .... Home address is 417 Shadowbrook Drive, 

Burlington, N. C. 27217. He completed one 
year at U.T.S. At the present time he is un- 
: certain as to his vocation and he is job hunt- 

ing. A member of First Church, Burlington. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Mary Jane Keating: Home address is 212 Country Park Road, 

Greensboro, N. C. 27408. She is a member of 
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church. Mary is 
in her second year at Presbyterian School of 
V Christian Education, Richmond. 

Dr. Jerry Jay Eller: Home address is 312 Warren Street, Greens- 
boro, N. C. He is a member of Westminster 
Presbyterian Church. Dr. Eller is now serving 
in the Army Medical Corps and will be for the 
next two years. He is still planning to be a 
Medical Missionary. 

SPECIAL STUDIES COMMITTEE 

The report was given by Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, Chairman. 
He called attention to the Consultation on Church Union visi- 
tation scheduled for April 28, 1968. Also to the paper, "A 
Theological Basis for Evangelism" prepared by the Division 
of Christian Witness. The report v^as received as information. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 2:15 and reconvened for the continu- 
ation of business at 2 :30 p.m. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS— Overture on Officer Training 

The report of the Special Committee to study the Overture 
from the Vandalia Church relative to the training of church 
officers v^as presented by Rev. W. W. Peters. The report of 
the Committee v^as adopted as f ollov^s : 

REPORT: SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER OVERTURE 
FROM VANDALIA CHURCH 

TRAINING FOR CHURCH OFFICERS 

Orange Presbytery, at its October 26, meeting, received the following 
overture from the Vandalia Church and appointed the undersigned com- 
mittee to study it and bring a report to the Presbytery at its January 
25, 1968, meeting: 

"In light of 15-6 (16) of the BCO where it is listed as one of the 
'powers' of the session to 'propose to the Presbytery such measures 
as may be of common advantage to the whole Church,' the Session 
of Vandalia Presbyterian Church respectfully presents the following 



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overture to Orange Presbytery: 

Whereas 'when a Session ordains a ruling elder (or deacon) this is 
not a local action within this congregation alone. This is the whole 
church acting in this place and moment.' (P. 19 Confirming Your Call 
by Ben L. Rose) 

And according to BCO 15-6 (6) it is the responsibility of the Church 
Session 'To instruct, examine, ordain, and install Ruling Elders and 
Deacons on their election by the church.' 

And whereas it is obvious in the church as a whole that there are 
some officers who are not properly acquainted or intelligible with our 
form of church government or theological standards, thus impairing 
the work of all Presbyterian courts. 

THEREFORE the Session of Vandalia Presbyterian Church respect- 
fully requests Orange Presbytery to give guidance to the sessions of 
Orange Presbytery in officer training and would recommend; 

1. That Presbytery appoint a committee which will advise the 
sessions within our Presbytery of those areas which should be 
covered in Officer Training and suggest and perhaps provide 
appropriate teach-aids. 

2. That this committee be charged with preparing an 'open book' 
exam for use with new officers and that this exam be referred 
to the Presbytery for its acceptance. 

3. That it be recommended to all session of our Presbytery that 
no person be ordained or installed into office until he has had 
a satisfactory course of instruction and completed the 'open 
book' exam. 

4. That the above recommendations be put into effect as soon as 
the way be clear, and not later than January 1, 1969." 

We, the undersigned, appointed to study the above overture, recommend 
the following: 

1. That the overture items 3. and 4., "recommending" this action to 
all sessions, be answered in the affirmative. 

2. That the overture item 2. be answered in the affirmative and then 
fulfilled by the use of the attached "open book" exam. 

3. That this matter be referred to the Christian Education Committee 
for organization and implementation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Herbert Reese Chairman 
William W. Peters 
Carl May 

QUESTIONS FOR OFFICERS TRAINING 

I. Required Reading for Training 

1. The Bible — you should read it daily. 

2. The Book of Church Order (including rules of discipline and Di- 

rectory for Worship) 

3. The Confession of Faith (Including catechisms) 

II. Personal Experience 

According to 29-2 of the BCO, the Session is to examine you in re- 
gard to your religious experience. To help you think through what 
you want to say, you might consider these questions: 



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1. Were you raised in a Christian home? 

2. Who influenced you most as a child ? 

3. Who are or were the people who helped you most to become a 

Christian ? 

4. What does Jesus Christ mean to you ? 

5. What do you mean, when you say in the Apostles Creed, ''I be- 

lieve in the forgiveness of sins?" 

6. Why are you willing to serve as a church officer ? 

III. Knowledge of the Government and Discipline of the Presbyterian 
Church 

1. Who is the head of the Presbyterian Church (Preface) ? 

2. What is the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (Preface) ? 

Part 1, BCO pages 22-27 Doctrine of the Church 

1. What is the difference between the authority of a church officer 
as an individual and in a church court? (CH 1) 

2. Are children members of the Presbyterian Church? (Ch 2) 
Is the Presbyterian Church the only true church? (Ch 2) 

3. Who convenes the church for worship, if there is no pastor? 
(Ch 3) 

4. Who may vote in a congregational meeting? (Ch 5) 
Who moderates a congregational meeting? (Ch 5) 

Do you keep minutes of a congregational meeting? (Ch 5) 

Part 2, Doctrine of Church Members, pages 28-31 

1. What 2 types of members are there in the Presbyterian Church 
(Ch7) 

2. Although there are 2 types of members, the church is to keep 3 
rolls of members. What are the 3 rolls? (Ch 8) 

3. How may a person be placed on the inactive roll? (Ch 8) 

Part 3, Doctrine of Church Officers, pages 32-37 

1. What are the 3 church offices? (Ch 9) 

2. Does the minister have greater authority in governing the church 
than the ruling elders? (Ch 9) 

3. What are some tasks of the minister of the word? (Ch 10) 

4. What are the differences in qualification between a Ruling Elder 
and a Minister of the Word? (Chs 10 & 11) 

5. What are the duties of a Deacon? (Ch 12) 

Part 4, Doctrine of Church Courts 

1. Name the 4 church courts in gradation (Ch 13) 

2. By what 4 means are the acts and decisions of a lower court 
brought to a higher court? (Ch 14) 

3. May a Session meet when the Pastor is absent? (Ch 15) 
How often must a Session meet? (Ch 15) 

4. Look at 15-6 to remind yourself of what a Session does. 

5. Is a Minister a member of the church he serves? (Ch 16) 

6. Be familiar with Presbytery's Commission on the Minister and 
His Work (Ch 21) 

Part 5, Doctrine of Church Orders 

1. What are the 3 parts of a valid call to serve as an officer in the 
church? (Ch 23) 

2. What is the inalienable right of a congregation in regard to its 
officers? (Ch23) 

3. What is ordination? (Ch 23) 

4. Notice that Ch 24 shows you what the procedure is to become a 
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5. What is the difference between an Associate Pastor and an Assist- 
ant Pastor? (Ch25) 

6. Notice the questions asked Elders and Deacons in 29-3. 

7. How may an officer be removed from office? (Ch 29) 

8. How do you change the BCO or Confession of Faith? (Ch 30) 

Rules of Discipline 

1. Why is Discipline necessary in the church? (Ch 1) 

2. What are the 4 church censures? (Ch 3) 

3. What are the 4 ways the actions of a lower church court are 
brought to a higher court? (Ch 13) 

The Directory for Worship, 1963 

1. Why do we worship on Sunday instead of the Sabbath? (201-1) 

2. Is it all right to miss worship now and then? (201-4) 

3. Can you keep a person from worshipping with you? (201-5) 

4. Why do not all Presbyterian churches have the same order of 
worship? (202-2) 

5. Can you kneel in a Presbyterian Church? (206-3) 

6. What elements should be in a public prayer ? (206-4,6) 

7. How long does it take to write a sermon ? Should you write a 
sermon ? Should a preacher use impressive words ? Should a 
preacher ''beat" the pulpit? (207-3) 

8. Should you baptize a child in a private service ? Who are "god- 
parents" in the Presbyterian Church? Should you sprinkle a 
child's head with water off a rose petal? Can you immerse a 
Presbyterian? (209 thru 9) 

9. How do you make a Profession of Faith? (210) 

10. How often should the Lord's Supper be held? Can a woman help 
serve the sacrament? (211) 

11. Should there be Weekday worship? (212) 
Do you attend Mid-week Worship? 

12. What is the purpose of fasting? When did you last fast? When 
did you last give thanksgiving? (213) 

13. Are you happy with your private worship? (214) 

14. Is marriage a sacrament? (215) 

15. Should funerals be held in a church building? (216) Should 
fraternal orders be permitted to hold graveside services at a 
Christian funeral ? 

16. What is the primary task of the church? (217) 
Why don't we do it? 

17. Where does Christian nurture begin? (218) 

Can a church be a church without a Sunday School ? 

18. Note (219) as to what every member should do. 

19. Why do we give? (220-1) 

20. Should we be concerned with people in need outside our congre- 
gation? (222) 

THE CONFESSION OF FAITH 

Ch 1 — Can nature give you sufficient knowledge of God for salvation ? 
Why do we have a Bible ? 

Why do you believe the message of the Bible ? 
How do you interpret the Bible ? 
Ch 2 — How do you ''explain" the Trinity to a Jehovah's Witness or other 
non-believer? 

Ch 3 — As you read this chapter, also read Chapters 9 & 10. 
Ch 4 — Why did God make everything out of nothing ? 
Ch 5 — How do you explain God's plan ? 

Have you seen it at work in your life ? 
Ch 6 — What is original sin ? 

How did you receive original sin ? 
Ch 7 — Are we in a Covenant of works or faith ? 

What are the 2 dispensations of a covenant of faith ? 



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Ch 8 — How would you describe Jesus Christ ? 
Ch 9 — What has the Holy Spirit done for you ? 
Ch 10 — Is the Gospel for everybody? 

What are we to do? (see paragraph 4) 
Ch 11 — How do you explain Free Will and God's plan for your life ? 
Ch 12 — Through Ch 20 — These chapters explain, from the standpoint of 

the Elect, the Saved — those who are called — what occurs in a 

Christian's life. You should be able to state what the chapter 

titles mean. 
Ch 21— What 3 types of law did God give ? 

Which one is still binding on the Christian ? 
Chs 22, 23 should be read 

Ch 24 — What is the difference between swearing and oaths ? 

Ch 25 — Should a Christian seek public office? 

Ch 26 — What are the Biblical grounds for divorce ? 

Ch 27 — What is the difference between the visible and the invisible 
church ? 

Ch 34-35— What happens after death ? 

You might study the Shorter Catechism with great benefit since it 
does teach through question and answer form. You would do well to 
memorize the answers to questions 1 and 4. 

TRUSTEEE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was given by Mr. W. Owen Cooke and received 
as information. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS' SALARIES 

The report was given by Mr. W. Owen Cooke and received 
as information. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

The report was presented by Rev. Sam Smith and adopted as 
follows : 

"On behalf of Orange Presbytery, your Committee on Resolutions wishes 
to thank the Pastors, Officers, and members of the Starmount Presby- 
terian Church for providing so graciously for all of our physical and 
spiritual needs, while attending the 409th State Meeting of Presbytery. 
We are especially grateful to the Women of the Church for the bountiful 
meal; its preparation and serving. 

We also wish to express our thanks to Dr. John Anderson, Executive 
Secretary of the Board of National Ministries, for his moving address 
at the morning session, and for leading us in dialogue during the lunch- 
eon hour. 

Moreover, we are thankful for the manifest evidence of God's Spirit 
directing us to expedite the work of the church through the diligent 
efforts of our Moderator and Clerks and all concerned with reports to 
Presbytery." 

SESSIONAL RECORDS 

A request was made that permission be granted for Sessional 
Records not available today to be presented at the April 
meeting. The request was granted. A further motion was 
adopted that the report of the Sessional Records Committee 
for today be mailed to the churches and be given final con- 
sideration at the April meeting. 



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The Sessional Record's Committee makes the following report : 
We had 58 books submitted to this meeting of Presbytery, 
without exceptions — 45. 

The following churches did not submit their records : 

Asheboro Wentworth Yanceyville 

Broadway Cumnock Dogwood Acres 

Efland Euphronia Farmville 

Goldston Griers Gulf 

Haywood Hillview Hope View 

Jonesboro Mebane Milton 

Morningside Mt. Vernon Springs Oakview 

Pittsboro Pleasant Grove Red House 

Salem Siler City Smyrna 

Stoneville Trinity 

The following exceptions were noted : 

Meetings not opened and/or closed with prayer : Faith, Haw- 
fields. 

Minutes not signed by Moderator and/or clerk: Eno, Little 
River, Memorial. 

Attachments not firmly affixed in book: Faith, Springwood, 
Chapel Hill. 

Session's Annual Report not entered in minutes: Faith, Ran- 
dolph, Reconciliation. 

Election of Sunday School Officers and teachers not reported : 
Faith, Randolph, Redeemer. 

Election, Ordination, and Installation of Elders and/or 
Deacons not properly reported: Eno. 

No Presbytery or Synod appointment: Faith, Guilford Park, 
Hawfields, Madison, Randolph, Stony Creek, Redeemer. 

Congregational meetings not properly called: Stony Creek. 
Met without an elected Moderator: Randolph. 

Minutes of Session for year not read and approved: Eno, 
Faith, Little River. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected, and ap- 
proved. The time and place of the next meeting were an- 
nounced as April 25, 1968 at the Alamance Church. Presbytery 
voted to adjourn and the meeting was closed with prayer by 
the Moderator. 

Don Carson, Moderator 

Jerry C. McCann, Acting Permanent Clerk 



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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is a dream come true. 
Seventeen years ago (1951) the Committee on Church Extension of Orange 
Presbytery, with representatives from the Sessions of the First Presby- 
terian Church, and the Church of the Covenant saw the need for a Church 
in the rapidly growing western section of Greensboro. With enthusiasm 
and with vision they planned for such a Church. A lot at the corner of 
West Market Street and Ashland Drive was secured as a gift from Mr. 
and Mrs. W. H. Weaver. In August 1952 a building was begun on the lot. 
On November 16, 1952, meeting at the Church of the Covenant, STAR- 
MOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH was formally organized with 96 
members. 

Regular Worship Services were held on Sunday afternoon beginning the 
first Sunday in January 1953. On Palm Sunday, March 29, 1953, the con- 
gregation held its first service in the new building which was a "gift" to 
the Church from the Presbytery, enabling the new congregation, now 
numbering 254, to begin its work "debt free". 

On May 17, 1953, the congregation called the Reverend Allen McSween 
to be its first pastor, and he began his service on August 1, 1953. 

The original building soon was outgrown and it was necessary to begin 
two morning Worship Services in November 1953. Additional facilities have 
been added as necessary, and on October 1, 1967 the congregation approved 
plans for a new Sanctuary. 

In May 1965 the congregation called the Reverend Carl May as Associate 
Pastor and Minister of Education. 

The blessing of God has been upon the Church from the time of its 
conception, and its membership has grown spiritually and numerically. 
During its 15 years, the Starmount Church has received 427 persons on 
profession of faith, and 1096 by letter or reaffirmation of faith. 

The Church has two weekday Kindergarten classes for the Mentally 
Retarded, and is working toward a Day-Care Program which will expand 
the services to care for about 60 persons all day, five days a week. 

The STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is deeply indebted to 
our Heavenly Father for His abundant blessings and to a host of friends 
and members of other Churches in Greensboro whose gifts and services 
have enabled us to have adequate facilities for confronting boys and girls, 
and men and women with the claims of Jesus Christ upon their lives and 
for teaching them the Living Word of God. 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED TENTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
April 25, 1 968 

The Four Hundred Tenth Stated Meeting of Orange Presby- 
tery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Don Carson, at 
9:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 25, 1968 in the Alamance Presby- 
terian Church in Greensboro, N. C. The Moderator opened the 
meeting with prayer. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

Lee Adkins J. Ernest Roberts Burlington First 

W. Kirk Allen .......... Earnest H. McCall High Point First 

Harry F. Barnett J. Herbert Tate Cross Roads 

Vance Barron W. E. Thompson University- 
Lewis W. Bledsoe R. H. Pittman, Jr Guilford Park 

David Blue Clyde Barksdale Dogwood Acres 

Coy R. Bovender Ralph A. Thomas Shiloh 

Ben F. Brown John Latta Mebane 

Clifford D. Caldwell 

Cecil C. Callis Robert Beacom Church of Redeemer 

Donald Campbell J. D. Kimrey Hawfields 

R. Don Carson Mrs. Carolyn W. King . . , Sanford First 

Charles R. Carter John W. Thomas, Jr Forest Hills 

William Chappell Samuel Borland New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. . 
Charles W. Coats 

W. C. Cooper Lynn Fields Buffalo (L) 

L. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

C. F. Blanchard Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie Wiley Hines Fellowship 

John L. Davis Thomas Ellington Vandalia 

Frank A. Davison George W. Allen East Burlington 

William A. Dysard, Jr. . . J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

John E. Eliason James Ellington Siler City 

Galen Elliott C. W. Stanford Bethlehem 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . . Ray Ragan Bethel 

Joseph W. Flora 
Milton M. Foust 

Joseph M. Garrison W. Y. Farrell Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman Fred Hunter Sedgefield 

T. A. Guiton Gilbert P. Matthews St. Andrews 

Roland C. Graham Wayside 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr. . . William McAdoo Buffalo (G) 

Robert S. Ledbetter Cedric Jernigon Yanceyville 

Wilkes Macaulay William M. Miller Asheboro First 

William E. Massey, Jr. 
Carl May 

W. Lowry McBath Fred Marsh Alamance 



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Jerry C. McCann J. Garrett Wilson, Jr. ... St. Paul 

Angus W. McGregor .... James A. Wilson Madison 

Charles W. McNutt W. W. Martin Northside 

Allen C. McSween James B. Wolfe, Jr Starmount 

James F. Miller Don R. Moore Church of the Cross 

Kay M. Misenheimer .... 

C. N. Morrison / _ 

Marion J. Murray 

J. William Orders T. B. Hilliard Crestwood 

T. Henry Patterson 

William T. Perkins William H. Gurley Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters W. Veuland Smith Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

A. V. Ray Robert B. May Hope View 

H. Middleton Raynal .... Victor King Morningside 

John A. Redhead, Jr. ... J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

Floyd Hendley Greensboro First 

Henry Myers Greensboro First 

John R. Taylor Greensboro First 

Manford Saunders Harry M. Clark Westview 

Harry E. Smith 

Sam C. Smith C. V. Briggs Reidsville First 

R. H. Stone 

William R. Strickland, Jr. 
James S. R. Tippens 

Donald E. Trent Fred 0. Ozment Glenwood 

William D. Varker ...... W. A. Lambert Westminster 

James H. Wade Ernest E. Patterson .... Hillsborough 

James J. Watkins Clay McPherson Randolph 

Roy E. Watts 

Worth N. Watts Samuel S. Webb Trinity 

Charles C. West Wilbur Johnson Greenwood 

John C. Whitley 

Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr. . . Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

Norman M. Whitney 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr Henry M. Shelton Riverview 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. ... M. S. Angel Milton 

W. O. Smith, Jr Red House 

John A. Womeldorf James Y. Blackwell, Jr. . . Bethesda 

James E. Wood 

J. Russell Woods Rov Crowder Smyrna 

J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

Charles B. Yeargan Kenneth Brothers Springwood 

J. R. Andrews Bethany 

Angus K. Martin Brentwood 

Robert W. Isley Eno 

James M. Campbell Euphronia 

C. F. Smith Griers 

John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

C. B. Ellis Pocket 

Edwin Caldwell, Jr Church of Reconcili- 
ation 

M. Leon Crawford Whispering Pines 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

The Moderator in Nomination, Elder Sam Oliver, being un- 
able to serve, Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr., Pastor of the 
Buffalo Church of Greensboro, was nominated and elected by 
acclamation. 



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ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Norman Whitney and Rev. Robert Ledbetter were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. Rev. W. W. Peters and 
Rev. H. Middleton Raynal were appointed Parliamentarians 
by the Moderator. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder Fred Marsh of the Alamance Church gave a warm 
and cordinal welcome to Orange Presbytery and called atten- 
tion to the Historical Room of the church. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

Rev. Lowry McBath, Host Pastor, gave the report of the 
Committee on Worship and Work. He gave an additional 
word of welcome and made necessary announcements. The 
docket was adopted as follows : 

PROPOSED DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED TENTH STATED MEETING 

ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

April 25, 1968— 9:00 A.M. 

Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. Don Carson, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Ruling Elder Sam Oliver, Moderator 
in Nomination, Vandalia Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. Norman Whitney, Broad- 
way, Salem Chs., 
Rev. Robert Ledbetter, 
Yanceyville Church 
Address of Welcome: Ruling Elder Fred Marsh 
Report of Committee on Worship and Work: 

Rev. Lowry McBath 
Nomination of next Moderator 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
Communion Meditation: Rev. Lowry McBath 
The Lord's Supper 

Memorial — Rev. W. S. Patterson: Prepared by Rev. W. M. 

Currie 

Recess Period 
Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 
Bills and Overtures 
Resolutions 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Dr. Tom Anderson, 

Chm. 

Council of Orange Presbytery: Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chm. 

Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. Paul Boone, Chm. 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee: Mr. Richard Barnwell, 

Chm. 

Christian Education Committee: Rev. Charles Carter, Chm. 
Sub-Committee on Christian Action: Rev. John E. Eliason 



9:00 A.M. 



9:45 A.M. 

10:15 A.M. 
10:30 A.M. 

11:00 A.M. 
11:30 A.M. 



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Address: Rev. George Chauncey, Director of Research and 

Studies, Board of Christian Education 
Camps and Conferences: 

Annual Report of the Area D. C. E.: Miss Sara McNeill 
Examination of Sessional Records: Rev. W. D. Varker, Chm. 
Recess for lunch 
Reconvene 

REPORT OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
Church Extension Committee: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Chm. 
Salaries Committee: Dr. R. E. Balsley, M.D., Chm. 
Nominations Committee: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chm. 
World Missions Committee: Rev. Sam Smith, Chm. 
Christian Higher Education Committee: Rev. Bill Orders, Chm. 
Recess 
Reconvene 

Insurance Committee: Ruling Elder Thomas Jones, Chm. 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder C. Fred Carlson, 

Chm. 

Review of Hillview situation: Ruling Elder W. Owen Cooke 
Trustees of Davidson College 
Trustees of Glade Valley School 
Special Study Committee: 

COCU, Confessional Documents of the Presbyterian Church 
U.S., U.S.A., R.C.A. 
General Fund Agencies: Rev. Lewis Bledsoe 
Manual Revision 
Resolutions Committee 

Sessional Records Committee: Rev. Wm. D. Varker 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and correcting Minutes 

Adjournment: Time and Place of next meeting: Mebane Pres- 
byterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina, June 
27, 1968 at 9:00 A.M. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. John E. Eliason, pastor of the Siler City church, was 
elected Moderator in Nomination for the next scheduled meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. Donald Skinner of Wilmington Presbytery, Rev. L. T. 
Edgerton of Concord Presbytery and Dr. S. E. McFadden of 
Memphis Presbytery were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brothers. Dr. George Chauncey of the Board of Chris- 
tian Education and Rev. Charles Parrish of St. Andrews Pres- 
byterian College were introduced, invited to sit as visiting 
brothers and given the privilege of the floor. Rev. Kirk Allen 
introduced Mr, Capus Waynick, Mr. Hornick and Lt. Leake of 
High Point. Also introduced were Mrs. Amelia Rakestraw 
Stone and Mrs. Brenda McFarland of the Presbytery Office 
staff and Mrs. Helen Dawson, Director of Christian Education 
of the Graham Church. Other visitors included Mr. Charles 
Apple, Mr. Kelly Evans, Mr. Vernon Grimes of the Church 
Extension Committee staff, Mr. H. G. MacLean, Mr. H. P. 
Morrison, Mr. Willis H. Owens and Mrs. K. L. Whittington. 



12:15 P.M. 
12:30 P.M. 
1:30 P.M. 



2:45 P.M. 
3:00 P.M. 



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COMMUNICATfONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The communications and announcements were read, referred 
and disposed of as follows : 

1. Requests for excuses from this meeting of Presbytery were received 
and granted for: Dr. Tom Anderson, Dr. P. B. Burleigh, Rev. William 
Currie, Dr. John H. Leith, Dr. Roy Patteson, Rev. John Stevenson 
and Rev. Richard Watt. 

2. Invitations to entertain Presbytery were received and accepted: 

a. From Mebane Presbyterian Church for the Four Hundred 
Eleventh Stated Meeting on June 27, 1968. 

b. From Hawfields Presbyterian Church for the Bi-Centennial 
meeting of Orange Presbytery on September 5, 1970. Presby- 
tery was reminded that plans are proceeding through its Bi- 
Centennial Committee for this celebration. 

3. A request that candidate Charles S. Moore, a senior at Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, who is to be graduated on 
May 13, 1968, be transferred to Appomattox Presbytery was granted. 

4. An overture from the Committee on Annuities and Relief concerning 
a full-time Fund Raising Director for the Synod of North Carolina 
was placed in the hands of the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

5. A communication from David M. Currie, Synod's Committee on 
Evangelism, relative to the Pre-Synod Evangelism Conference was 
read and received as information. 

6. Letter from Mrs. S. J. Patterson relative to the health of her husband 
was read and received as information. 

7. Minutes of Commissions to Ordain and/or Install Rev. Rames H. 
Allen, Rev. James J. Watkins, Rev. Worth N. Watts and Rev. John A. 
Womeldorf were admitted to record as follows: 

MSNUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES H. ALLEN 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Presbyterian House, UNC-G February 18, 1968, 7:30 p.m. and 
was convened with prayer by Rev. Joseph Flora. Members present: 
^MINISTERS: Dr. Harry Smith, Dr. Joseph Garrison, Rev. Joseph Flora 
and ELDERS: John Mclver, Mack Arnold, Charles Adams, Donald W. 
Russell. A Quorum was present. Elder Donald Russell was elected Clerk. 
Rev. Joseph Flora Presided in the Worship Service. Dr. Harry Smith 
preached the Sermon. Text: II Cor. 4:1-14, Sermon New Shapes of Cam- 
pus Ministry. Rev. Joseph Flora recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the 
Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. James H. 
Allen was Installed as Campus Pastor of the Academic Community of 
UNC-G, Guilford and Greensboro Colleges according to Paragraph 27-67, 
Book of Church Order. Rev. Thomas Smyth delivered the charge to the 
Minister and Dr. Joseph Garrison to the congregation. 
The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward 
and gave him ''their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Joseph Flora. 

Joseph Flora, Moderator 
Joseph W. Flora, Moderator 
Donald W. Russell, Clerk 

■^Tnvited to sit with the Commission were: Rev. Thomas Smyth, Sister 
Shelia, and Mr. Fred Macon 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL JAMES J. WATKINS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Randolph Church February 18, 7:30 P.M. and was convened with 
prayer by Clay McPherson. Members present: MINISTERS: Don Camp- 
bell, Roy Watts, Linwood Cheshire and ELDERS: Roger McClay, Clay 
McPherson, Howard Pancoast. A Quorum was present. Elder Howard 
Pancoast was elected Clerk. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. 
Donald Campbell preached the Sermon: Text: Luke 9:18-22, Sermon 
"What do you Want?". Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire recited the proceedings 
of presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minis- 
ter and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. 
James J. Watkins was Installed as Pastor of the Randolph Church accord- 
ing to Paragraph 27-67, Book of Church Order. Dr. Roy Watts delivered 
the charge to the Minister and Elder Howard Pancoast to the congrega- 
tion. The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Roger McClay. 

Howard Pancoast, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL WORTH N. WATTS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Trinity Presbyterian Church June 25, 1967 7:00 P.M. and was 
convened with prayer by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. Members present: 
MINISTERS: Rev. Clyde Wray, Dr. T. Henry Patterson, C. L. Cheshire, 
Don Trent and ELDERS: John Whitaker, S. S. Webb, Larry Parsons, 
Robert Spence. 

A Quorum was present. Elder S. S. Webb was elected Clerk. 

Rev. T. Henry Patterson Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire preached the Sermon. Text: John 21:1-22, Sermon: God 
is here — God is now. Rev. T. Henry Patterson recited the proceedings 
of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Min- 
ister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. 
Rev. Worth N. Watts was Installed as Pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian 
Church according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Rev. Don 
Trent delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Clyde Wray to the 
congregation. 

The Service concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder, John Whitaker. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
Samuel S. Webb, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL DR. JOHN A. WOMELDORF 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Bethesda Presbyterian Church February 4th 1968, 11:00 a.m. and 
was convened with prayer by Rev. J. S. R. Tippens. Members present: 
MINISTERS: Rev. J. S. R. Tippens, Dr. Tom B. Anderson, Rev. C. D. 
Caldwell, and ELDERS: Thomas H. Whitley, J. Y. Blackwell, Jr. and 
Elwood H. Clayton. 



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A Quorum was present. Elder Elwood H. Clayton was elected Clerk. 
Rev. J. S. R. Tippens presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Tom B. 
Anderson preached the Sermon. Text: John 3-16, Sermon If I Had 
Only One Sermon To Preach. Rev. J. S. R. Tippens recited the pro- 
ceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to 
the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirma- 
tive. Dr. John A. Womeldorf was Installed as Pastor of the Bethesda 
Presbyterian Church according to Paragraph 27-67, Book of Church 
Order. Elder Thomas H. Whitley delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Rev. C. D. Caldwell to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward 
and gave him ''their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. C. D. Caldwell. 

James S. R. Tippens, Moderator 
Elwood H. Clayton, Clerk 

8. A communication from the Board of Annuities and Relief was read 
concerning Group Hospitalization inequities, and Presbytery granted 
authority to the Commission on the Minister and His Work to work 
out a program of coverage for Ministers classified as engaged in 
"extended or Special Ministries" and those in a "detached status." 

9. A communication was read from Attorney Richard L. Wharton, em- 
ployed by the Trustees of Orange Presbytery. Attention was called 
to the Hillview Church situation relative to the request that this 
case be set specially at the May 13 Session of Superior Court of 
Rockingham County. Mr. Wharton reported that the attorneys will 
request pre-trial on May 13th and for the trial to proceed on May 
20th. Received as information. 

10. Rev. Harry Barnett requested a season of prayer on the racial crisis 
and the world situation following the Communion Service and the 
Memorial. The request was approved. 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

According to the official registration cards, the following 
churches had no Elder present: Broadway, Cumnock, El 
Bethel, Eden First, Fairfield, Faith, Farmville, Goldston, Gulf, 
Haywood, Joyce, Little River, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, 
Salem, Speedwell, and Stoneville. 

COMMUNION SERMON 

The Moderator introduced the host pastor. Rev. Lowry Mc- 
Bath, who read Matthew 28:5-7 and I Corinthians 9:16 ff. and 
preached on our need to encounter the Risen Christ through 
our surrender to Him, and our ministry to the world in His 
name. 

THE LORD'S SUPPER 

The Communion Service began with the singing of **Let Us 
Break Bread Together on Our Knees," and was conducted by 
Rev. Lowry McBath, with members of the Session of the Ala- 
mance Church serving. The service was concluded with the 
singing of **Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts." 



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MEMORIAL 

A Memorial to Rev. William Sanford Patterson which was pre- 
pared by Rev. William Currie was presented by Rev. Allen 
McSween. The Memorial was admitted to record, and at the 
request of the Moderator, Rev. McSween led Presbytery in 
prayer in behalf of the family of Rev. Patterson. 

REV. WILLIAM SANFORD PATTERSON 

The Reverend William Sanford Patterson, a member of Orange 
Presbytery, passed from the church militant to the church triumphant 
on Sunday morning, January 28, 1968, at the Presbyterian Home, High 
Point, where he had lived for the past ten years. 

Brother Patterson was born in Winston-Salem May 16th, 1882, the 
son of Thomas P. and Sally Belle Kernodle Patterson. 

He served faithfully as a minister in the Presbyterian church for 
sixty years. Davidson College awarded him an A.B. degree in 1903. 
Union Seminary in Virginia awarded him a degree in 1907. He also 
did post-graduate work in the Biblical Seminary in New York. Ordained 
by Greenbriar Presbytery August 22nd, 1907, he served churches at 
Beckley, West Virginia; Gloster, Mississippi; Lakeland and Madison, 
Florida; Prattville, Alabama; Clover, South Carolina; and Covenant, 
Lowell, North Carolina, his last pastorate from 1938 to 1944. Brother 
Patterson was elected Moderator of the Synod of Florida in 1918. For 
a number of years he was stated clerk and treasurer of Kings Mountain 
Presbytery. He was a life-trustee of Peace College. He also served as 
trustee of other church colleges and institutions. 

Those who knew him best remember him as a man of strong con- 
victions. He was a conservative evangelist. Loyal to the standard of 
the Westminster Confession, he was a conservative in this theology. 
In his long ministry he was evangelical in his practice, always seeking 
to lead souls to Jesus Christ. The Lord rewarded his faithful servant 
with a most fruitful ministry in each of his pastorates. 

He was a wise and devoted pastor. Wherever he served he was the 
wise counselor and devoted friend of a wide circle of people, not only 
in his congregation but also in the community. All people, men, women, 
young people, parents, fellow-ministers, sought his counsel for there 
was always wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration in his words. The 
officers of the churches he served were especially close to him and were 
much like a family of brothers serving the Lord, together. 

Brother Patterson was unique as a minister in that he had great 
business ability — a quality notoriously lacking in most ministers. Had 
he gone into the business world he would easily have been one of the 
business tycoons of his day. However, this ability never in any way 
interfered with his ministry; instead it made possible many large con- 
tributions financially to many causes over many years. Many institu- 
tions, organizations, and individuals, especially young people, are greatly 
indebted to his generosity and kindness. 

Of Rev. William S. Patterson it can be truly said he loved God and 
evidenced that love by his love and service to his fellow-men. 

SEASON OF PRAYER 

The Moderator called for a season of prayer on the racial 
crisis and the world situation. 

RECESS 

After recess, Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick announced a meeting 
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Church Union at Shiloh Church on Monday, April 29, and 
invited members of Presbytery to attend. As Chairman of the 
Committee on Sessional Records, Rev. Fitzpatrick requested 
that sessional records be turned in, and received permission 
for the Sessional Records Committee to leave the floor to 
examine records. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Elder H. G. Mac- 
Lean, and the f ollov^ing recommendations v^ere adopted : 

1. That Presbytery set the travel expenses of its committee members 
at ten cents per mile in lieu of the present seven cents. This change 
to be made effective immediately upon adoption. 

2. That Presbytery direct the Executive Committee of Council to explore 
ways and means of giving opportunity to the U.P.U.S.A. Churches, 
that are within the boundaries of Orange Presbytery, to become a 
part of Orange Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery inform Synod and General Assembly that Orange 
Presbytery will be unable to participate in any capital funds cam- 
paign in 1971, 1972, 1973, in order that a "Bi-Centennial Capital 
Funds Campaign" may be held in Orange Presbytery during those 
years. 

COMMENDATION 

Rev. C. Linv^ood Cheshire, Jr. gave to Presbytery a word of 
commendation for the service of Elder H. G. MacLean to the 
Council and for the service of Mrs. Amelia Stone and Mrs. 
Brenda MacFarland of the Presbytery Office Staff. 

STEWARDSHIP 

Reference was made to the stewardship filmstrip, *'A11 One 
Body," and a brochure distributed by Rev. Lee Adkins. This 
was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Charles 
Carter. 

Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell spoke on the need for volunteer 
w^orkers for the summer program at Camp New Hope. He 
requested that those who are willing to serve contact any 
member of the committee or the Staff of Camp New Hope. 
Rev. James S. R. Tippens then communicated to Presbytery 
his concern about the changes in the New Hope Community 
as they affect the camp, and the need for additional land. 

Rev. John E. Eliason, Chairman of the subcommittee on Chris- 
tian Action, introduced Dr. George A. Chauncey, Director of 
Research and Studies of the Board of Christian Education, 
who addressed Presbytery on the racial crisis in the nation. 

Rev. William Peters, Chairman of the subcommittee on Youth 
Work, reported on help which can be provided to the churches 
in this area of concern. 

The following recommendations were adopted : 



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1. That churches avail themselves of the help offered by the Christian 
Education Committee in all the areas listed above. 

2. That churches be requested to pay one half the total fee of $50.00 
for each of their Senior High Students attending the 1968 Senior 
High Conference. 

3. The Christian Education Committee joins with the Church Extension 
Committee in recommending the adoption of the Report On Special 
Ministeries Involving Race Relations. 

4. The Christian Education Committee joins the Church Extension Com- 
mittee in urging each church to secure and study carefully materials 
offered by the Board of Christian Education entitled "Crisis In The 
Nation" available for $1.00 per packet. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures 

Rev. Don Carson, Chairman 
Rev. Marion Currie 

Ruling Elder Henry Myers ' . , 

2. Resolutions 

Rev. James Allen, Chairman 
Rev. William Chappell 
Ruling Elder Clay McPherson 

RECESS 

After being led in prayer by Rev. John Davis, Presbytery 
was recessed for lunch. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened for the afternoon session, being led in 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS' SALARIES 

The report was presented by the chairman, Dr. Robert E. 
Balsley, and was adopted as follows : 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY SALARY COMMITTEE 

I. SUGGESTED FORMULA TO REACH MINISTER'S MINIMUM SALARY 
STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY THE BOARD OF NATIONAL MINISTERIES 

Preface: The Board of National Ministries suggests the following as a 
minimum salary standard for ministers in addition to that which 
we have already established. $6,000 base salary; $1,200 car 
allowance = total $7,200. Ideally, the minister is to serve 
approximately 250 people. 

1968 1969 



Base Salary $5,100 $5,100 + $500 = $5,600 

Car Allowance 800 800 + 100 = 900 



$5,900 $5,900 + $600 = (10% + inc.) 

TOTAL $5,900 $6,500 

1970 

Base Salary $5,600 + $200 = $5,800 

Car Allowance 900 + 150 = 1,050 



$5,600 + $350 = (5% + inc.) 
TOTAL $6,850 



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Base Salary . 
Car Allowance 



1971 

$5,800 + $200 = $6,000 
1,050 + 150 = 1,200 



TOTAL 



$6,850 + $350 = (5% + inc.) 

$7,200 



NOTE: This would affect approximately 25 ministers based on salaries 
reported at the end of 1966. 

II. RE: TO FUTURE SALARY INCREASES BASED ON LENGTH OF SERVICE 
IN ORANGE PRESBYTERY AND NEED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF 
CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY 

A. $200 per year after three full years of service in Orange Presbytery up 
to a maximum of $600.00 

B. $200 per year per child up to three children for a maximum of $600.00 
However, when the annual salary (not including car allowance) is in- 
creased to a total of $6,000.00, the annual increases are voluntary. 

1. We recommend that the Honorarium paid for each worship service be 
$35.00 plus 10c per mile round trip to be effective immediately. 

2. We recommend that the above suggested formula to reach ministers' 
minimum salary standards recommended by the Board of National Min- 
isteries and future salary increases based on length of service in Orange 
Presbytery and need based on the number of children in the family be 
adopted and become effective January 1, 1969. 



COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by Rev. Lee Adkins, secretary. The 
report and the recommendations were adopted : 

I. Under authority granted by the Presbytery, your Commission on the 
Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission in the 
following matters: 

1. At a regular meeting of the Commission on March 12, 1968, the 
Reverend Fred Bremer, Pastor of the Pocket Church, appeared 
before the Commission to request that the pastoral relationship 
between himself and the Pocket Church be dissolved effective 
April 1, 1968 in order that he might accept the Call of the 
Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, Pocomoke, Maryland as Pastor. 
Mr. Frank Gilliam, a member of the Session, was present and 
advised that at a duly called meeting of the Congregation on 
February 25, 1968, the Congregation concurred with Mr. Bremer 
in his request. 

Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Bremer 
was granted and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send a Cer- 
tificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of New Castle, Synod of 
Baltimore, of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 

2. At a regular meeting of the Commission on April 9, 1968, the 
Reverend James Wade, Pastor of the Hillsborough Presbyterian 
Church, appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Hillsborough Pres- 
byterian Church be dissolved effective April 30, 1968 in order 
that he might accept the Call of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Bartow, Florida as Pastor. Mr. Wade advised that on April 7th 
the Congregation reluctantly concurred with him in his request. 
Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Wade was 
granted and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send a Certificate 
of Transfer with a letter of commendation to the Presbytery of 
Westminster, Synod of Florida. 



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II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following Call and found it to be in order: 

1. The Session of the Wayside Church has called as Supply Pastor, 
the Reverend T. A. Guiton for a period of one year from March 
1, 1968. Terms of the Call are: 
A. $804 Annual salary. 

Acting as a Committee your Commission gave consideration to the 
following matters: 

1. Received a request of the Session of the Guilford Park Church 
that the pastoral relationship between itself and the Reverend 
Richard Watts, Assistant Pastor, be dissolved effective May 31, 
1968. 

2. Appointed the Reverend W. Creed Cooper, Moderator of the 
Session of the Euphronia and White Hill Churches to serve until 
a Pastor is called. 

3. Appointed the Reverend Earl Adkins, Moderator of the Session 
of the Pocket Church to serve until a Pastor is called. 

4. Received, reviewed and found in order a request of Dr. Harry 
Smith, Minister to Students, Chapel Hill for a leave of absence 
for a period of one year beginning June 1, 1968 in order that 
he might serve as the Chancellor's Special Assistant for Resi- 
dent Colleges, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

A motion passed to recommend to Orange Presbytery that Dr. 
Harry Smith be granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of Orange Presbytery to serve as a Special Assistant to the 
Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a 
period of one year beginning June 1, 1968 as such service is 
considered to be work appropriate to the ministry in accordance 
with the Book of Church Order, Paragraph 16-2 and 26-9 and 
further, that Dr. Smith be commended for this opportunity to 
work in the academic community. 

5. Received, reviewed and found in order the request of the Rev- 
erend Sam Hope to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presby- 
tery as Director of Interpretation, the Board of World Missions, 
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

A motion passed to recommend to Orange Presbytery that the 
Reverend Sam Hope be granted permission to labor outside the 
bounds of Orange Presbytery to serve as the Director of Interpre- 
tation, Board of World Missions of the Presbyterian Church in 
the United States and that he be commended for this opportunity 
to serve the Church. 

6. Upon consideration of the present status of the pastoral relation- 
ship at the Springv/ood Church, recalling that certain difficulties 
have existed over a period of several years and that there seems 
to be little progress toward a solution, the Commission passed a 
motion to recommend to Orange Presbytery that the Moderator 
appoint an Administrative Commission to look into the difficulties 
at the Springwood Church with power to settle the matter in 
keeping with Paragraph 19-3, Book of Church Order. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Call of the Session of the Wayside Church to the Rev- 
erend T. A. Guiton as Supply Pastor be approved and the Call 
be placed in his hands. 

2. That the pastoral relationship between the Session of the Guil- 
ford Park Church and the Reverend Richard Watt, Assistant 
Pastor, be dissolved May 31, 1968 and that his relationship with 
Orange Presbytery be channelled through the Commission on the 
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3. That the request of Dr. Harry Smith to labor as the Chancellor's 
Special Assistant for Resident Colleges, University of North 
Carolina, Chapel Hill, be granted and that he be heard. 

4. That the request of Reverend Sam Hope to labor outside the 
bounds of Orange Presbytery as Director of Interpretation, Board 
of World Missions be granted. 

5. That the Moderator of Orange Presbytery appoint an Adminis- 
trative Commission to look into the difficulties at the Springwood 
Church with power to settle the matter. 

In conjunction with this report, Rev. Harry E. Smith addressed Pres- 
bytery briefly on his new work as Special Assistant to the Chancellor 
of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

THE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report of the Committee was presented by the chairman, 
Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer. 

Rev. Angus McGregor, chairman of the Subcommittee on 
Special Ministries, explained the basis of the program of 
Racial Ministry. 

Rev. Kirk Allen spoke on racial ministry and dialogue in 
High Point. 

The special recommendation on racial ministry v^as adopted 
as follows : 

"That local churches of Orange Presbytery become actively involved 
in a ministry to economically deprived children of all races by sup- 
porting existing programs in their communities and, in the absence 
of such, take leadership in establishing programs in consultation with 
the Church Extension and Christian Education Committees of Orange 
Presbytery." 

A recommendation was approved to appoint a committee for 
a Day Care Center for the underprivileged in Greensboro as 
follows : 

"That Orange Presbytery endorse and support the proposed ministry 
to children in Greensboro through the possible establishment of a 
permanent day care center under the supervision of the United Day 
Care Services, and that Presbytery appoint the following committee 
for the Greater Greensboro Area for the purpose of planning the 
project: 



The membership of the committee may be increased if such an in- 
crease proves needful." 

On the matter of limiting installation of ministers which was 
recommended by the committee, the following substitute 
motion was adopted : 

"That the matter of limiting installation of ministers be referred 
back to the Church Extension Committee for further study and for 
report at the next meeting of Orange Presbytery." 



John J. Mclver, Chairman 
John R. Taylor 
Mrs. John Gillespie 



James Phillips 



Charles Wilkins 
Herb Reese 



Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer 

Rev. Lewis Bledsoe 

Miss Rebecca Smith 

Rev. Angus McGregor, ex officio 

Rev. Charles Carter, ex officio 

Miss Sara McNeil, ex officio 



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Rev. John L. Davis, chairman of the subcommittee on Evan- 
gelism spoke briefly. 

The report as a v^hole and the other recommendations of the 
Committee v^ere adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 

Your Church Extension Committee has been at work since the 
January Meeting of Orange Presbytery in the following areas 
of its responsibility: 

A. New Church Ministry: Mr. Charles Wilkinson, Chairman 

Dr. Kirk Allen 
Mrs. Joseph Vincent 

1. Organized Churches: 

a. Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

After careful consideration, and after consultation with Mr. 
Gordon A. Hanson, Secretary for Christian Social Service of the Board 
of National Ministries, the Committee found that one-half of the present 
property now owned for the Church of Reconciliation will be sufficient 
to meet the future requirements of the church and that the other portion 
of the property is suitable for the construction of a housing project of 
the Inner-Church Council of Chapel Hill. Therefore, the Committee re- 
quests the transfer of the title to the property to the trustees of the 
Church of Reconciliation. (See Recommendation #1) 

b. Church of the Redeemer, High Point, North Carolina 

Our Committee is continuing to maintain liaison with the 
Church of the Redeemer, and is financially assisting the church with 
its budget during 1968 in the amount of $2,500. 

2. Unorganized Churches: 

a. Jamestown-Cedarwood Project: 

Reverend Mac Foust is giving excellent leadership to the 
fellowship of 70-80 people who have expressed interest in the develop- 
ment of this new church. Worship services are being held each Sunday 
in the Town Hall. The Committee is in the process of exercising an 
option to purchase a tract of land for future building. 

b. Reidsville Project: 

Reverend Charles Coats is serving part-time for our Com- 
mittee to develop a church in Southwest Reidsville. He has held several 
meetings with interested persons, has had speakers from among the 
ministers of the Presbytery, and has had a time for fellowship and 
questions. Desirable site locations are being considered. 

c. Forest Oaks site (Hwy. 421 South of Greensboro) 

Here is an opportunity for site development and the calling 
of a minister late this year or early in 1969, if we have funds. 

d. West Burlington: 

Another opportunity to locate a church near a regional shopping 
center, which has begun to build. Funds are needed for this opportunity. 

B. Sustentation Church Ministry: Mr. Herbert Reese, Chairman 

Mr. P. C. Beaty 
Mr. Lee Milling 

Rev. James Watkins, Ex-Officio 



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1. Home Mission Survey: 

Reverend James Watkins is serving part-time as Director of 
the Home Mission Survey of the aid-receiving churches of the Presby- 
tery and several other churches. He is continuing the work begun some- 
time ago of sending teams, composed of representatives from the Church 
Extension Committee, the Christian Education Committee and the Com- 
mission of the Minister and His Work, to survey these churches. These 
surveys will help determine what is the church's present status and future 
potential. The Committee will lend assistance where necessary and 
desired. Recommendation #2 expresses our sincere appreciation to 
these churches who have so willingly cooperated with the survey teams. 

2. Aid Receiving Churches: 

There are currently 11 churches in the Presbytery receiving a 
total of $17,796.00 from Orange Presbytery through our Committee. 
These churches were listed in the January Report and their askings 
were approved. They will be asked in the fall to set up a schedule, 
agreeable with the individual church and the Committee, for progressively 
reducing their askings each year. 

C. Cooperative Church Ministry: Rev. Don Campbell, Chairman 

Rev. Norman Whitney 

Mr. W. S. Harris, Jr. 

Rev. James Watkins, Ex-Officio 

1. Caswell County: 

There are currently three churches actively participating in the 
cooperative church work in Caswell County. Reverend Robert Ledbetter 
is the Coordinator. There is a potential of five additional cooperating 
churches. A Church Extension worker is being sought for this work, 
which includes the following: Christian Education, leadership training, 
youth work, women's work, etc. 

2. Orange County: 

Miss Frances Pritchett is the Church Extension Worker in seven 
Orange County Churches, working in the areas mentioned above. We 
commend Eno, Fairfield, Little River, Efland, Bethlehem, New Hope and 
Hillsborough Churches for active participation in this cooperative work. 
Your chairman had the privilege of speaking to some 130 young people, 
and others, at a meeting of their John Knox fellowship on March 17. 
All seven churches were represented at the meeting, and their ministers 
were present. We are well pleased with the fine work Miss Pritchett is 
doing. 

3. Lee County: 

Mr. Vernon Grimes serves as Church Extension worker in Lee 
County. He is also working in the areas mentioned earlier, plus planning 
with Sessional Committees. The cooperative work has changed since 
January from a three church field with one minister, to a five church field 
with two ministers. Churches cooperation are: St. Andrews (Rev. T. A. 
Guiton), Jonesboro (Rev. W. T. Perkins), White Hall, Euphronia and 
Wayside (currently without a pastor). 

Recommendation #5 commends St. Andrews for joining the 
cooperative work. 

We are very grateful to Mr. Grimes for the excellent job he continues 
to do with these churches. 

D. Special Ministries: Rev. Angus McGregor, Chairman 

Mr. Robert Ingram 
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1. Prison Ministry: 

Rev. J. E. McMillan continues to serve as part-time chaplain 
to the prison camp for first offenders in Greensboro, 

2. Racial Ministry: 

In response to the letter of concern relative to "Crisis in the 
Nation" from the Executive Secretaries of our denomination Board of 
National Ministries, World Missions, Christian Education and Women's 
Work, our Committee, in cooperation with the Christian Education Com- 
mittee, has taken action: 

a. To secure information from several sources on the problems 
of poor Negroes in urban centers in the Presbytery. 

b. To conduct educational meetings for Presbyterians to com- 
municate these findings. 

c. To conduct whatever efforts may be possible to prevent 
riots, or to minister to human needs occurring as a result of riots and 
to conduct ministries of reconciliation. 

d. To deploy staff members of the Committee to this work, if 
necessary. 

e. To spend up to $5,000 to meet emergencies that may arise 
in connection with this situation during the next six months. 

f. To investigate how we may augment the inner city ministry 
in Greensboro under Methodist Sponsorship. 

g. To endorse a program of ministry to Negro children in 
poorer sections of Greensboro. 

3. Church of the Cross: 

Our Committee is supporting the Church of the Cross in their 
1968 summer recreational neighborhood ministry. The church is adjacent 
to Woodmere Park in Greensboro which is now an integrated neighbor- 
hood. 

E. Evangelism: Rev. Jack Davis, Chairman 
Rev. Gray Hampton (Co-op) 
Rev. Jerry McCann (Co-op) 

Several area meetings with ministers have been held since January 
to study the evangelism paper, "A Theological Basis for Evangelism", 
produced by our Board of National Ministries. They have also discussed 
phases of evangelism being promoted in local churches. 

The Sub-committee is interested in developing a ministry of lay 
witnesses, is investigating the possibility of a ministry in the Smith 
Homes area of Greensboro, and is planning to conduct a film ministry 
during the summer of 1968. 

YOUR CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE MAKES THE FOLLOW- 
ING RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Orange Presbytery be requested to instruct its trustees to 
transfer the title of the Ellington property in Chapel Hill to the 
trustees of the Church of Reconciliation as soon as possible. 

2. That Orange Presbytery thank all aid-receiving churches and other 
self-supporting churches that have cooperated in allowing the Home 
Mission Survey Teams to m.eet with their pastors and officers and 
secure needed information. 

3. That Orange Presbytery concur in the request of Rev. T. A. Guiton 
and Wayside Church that the relationship of Mr. Guiton as Stated 
Supply be established by the Commission on the Minister and His 
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4. That St. Andrews Church, its officers and pastor, Rev. T. A. Guiton, 
be commended for their vision and service to the cooperative work. 

5. That Orange Presbytery urge each church to secure and study care- 
fully materials published by the Board of Christian Education, en- 
titled "Crisis in the Nation", available for $1.00 per packet. 

6. That Orange Presbytery encourage all representatives to the 
meeting of the Synod of North Carolina, June 4-5, 1968 at St. 
Andrews College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, be urged to attend 
the Pre-Synod Conference on Evangelism, beginning at 1:00 P.M., 
Monday, June 3, and continuing through 12:00 noon on Tuesday, 
June 4. 

7. That Orange Presbytery encourage the ministers to nominate to 
the Church Extension Committee a rising High School senior to 
attend the youth section of the National Ministries Conference to 
be held at Montreat, August 1-7. (Five $50.00 scholarships are avail- 
able to seniors from churches which have not had a representative 
to the conference within the last two years.) 

8. That Orange Presbytery direct its trustees to purchase a tract of 
land in Jamestown township of Guilford County of approximately 
10 acres at a cost not to exceed $55,000 and adopt the resolution 
found in the Trustees of Orange Presbytery report. 

9. That Orange Presbytery permit the Church Extension Committee 
through its trustees to borrow an amount not to exceed $25,000 
during 1968 and 1969, to be used for the down payment and the 
first year mortgage obligations, and adopt the resolution of the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery relative to the purchase of the 
10 acre site in Jamestown township of Guilford County. 

10. That Orange Presbytery offer to its representatives present today 
copies of the new map of the Presbytery recently prepared by the 
Church Extension Committee. (One large map for each church, 
one small map to each representative.) 

11. That Orange Presbytery commend the Madison Church for per- 
mitting Rev. Angus McGregor to serve as chairman of the ad hoc 
Committee on Racial Ministry. 

12. That Orange Presbytery commend the First Church Greensboro 
for leadership toward the establishment of a Day Care Center for 
Greensboro. 

13. That the report of the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be adopted 
in conjunction with this report, since most of the matters contained 
therein have already been considered. The report of the Trustees 
follows. 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Chairman 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The Trustees of Orange Presbytery met on April 11, 1968 and 
recommended that the following resolutions be adopted by 
Orange Presbytery at the April 25, 1968 meeting: 

a. Resolved, that the Ellington property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 
be transferred to the Trustees of the Church of Reconciliation (Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 
and that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery are hereby authorized 
and directed to effect such transfer. 

b. Resolved, that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are 
hereby, authorized and directed to purchase from Laura Lake Chad- 
wick Thomas, and others, a tract of land of approximately ten acres 
in Jamestown Township, Guilford County, North Carolina, at a pur- 
chase price of $5,300.00 per acre, the exact acreage to be ascertained 
by an accurate survey prepared by and paid for by the sellers, subject 



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to title examination and approval by legal counsel of Orange Presby- 
tery, subject only to such easements, rights-of-way and appurtenances 
as are approved by the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, subject to a 
restriction that the use of the property shall be for Church purposes 
only for a period of twenty years and subject to the deed containing 
full covenants of warranty; that the Trustees are authorized and 
directed to execute a balance of purchase money note and deed of 
trust to secure such balance of purchase money as shall be owing 
to the sellers after a down payment of not more than twenty-nine 
per cent of the total purchase price; that this resolution is adopted 
for the purpose of exercising an option agreement dated April 4, 1968, 
from Laura Lake Chadwick Thomas and others to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, which agreement is incorporated herein by 
reference thereto; funds for the purchase shall be obtained from 
the Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery. 

c. Resolved, that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are 
hereby, authorized and directed to borrow from the North Carolina 
National Bank an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, at interest not 
to exceed six per cent per annum, and to execute an unsecured note 
on behalf of Orange Presbytery for repayment of that loan, provided 
that the loan is obtained before December 31, 1969; said loan is to 
be repaid by the Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery 
from funds budgeted by Orange Presbytery to the Church Extension 
Committee; the loan is to be obtained for the purpose of applying it to 
the purchase of approximately ten acres of land in Jamestown 
Township, Guilford County, North Carolina, from Laura Lake Chad- 
wick Thomas and others at $5,300.00 per acre in accordance with an 
option agreement dated April 4, 1968. 

C. Fred Carlson, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report was presented by the chairman, Rev. Joseph W. 
Flora, and was adopted as follows: 

1. Committee on Ministers' Salaries 

1968— Robert Littlejohn 

2. Committee on Sessional Records 
1970 — Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman 

3. Committee on Christian Higher Education 
1970— L. D. Tucker 

4. Committee on Christian Education 

1969— Mrs. Milton Foust 

5. Committee on Records and Amendments 
1968 — Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman 
1968— Rev. W. Creed Cooper 

1968— Rev. Frank Davison 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

The report, as presented by Rev. Sam C. Smith, Chairman, 
was received as information, with the following recommenda- 
tion adopted: 

"That $1,200 be placed in the 1969 budget of the Committee to provide 
for utilities at the missionary furlough home." 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the chairman. Rev. William 
Orders, with the following recommendations adopted: 



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1. That the manual of Orange Presbytery be changed to read that this 
committee be composed of three (3) classes with five (5) members 
each. 

2. Permission from Orange Presbytery for this committee to form 
(organize) itself and report back to the June meeting of Presbytery. 

3. Presbytery hear the report of Rev. Wilkes D. Macaulay concerning 
the findings of the Special Committee on Glade Valley as appointed 
by this Presbytery at its October meeting at Glade Valley. The 
recommendations of the report were adopted as follows: 

(1) That Orange Presbytery (and Winston-Salem Presbytery) en- 
thusiastically endorse the shift in emphasis at Glade Valley School 
from that of a ministry to the mountain community to that of 
a ministry primarily to average or above average students who 
for various reasons have not achieved their full academic poten- 
tial at the high school level. 

(2) That continued financial support by Orange Presbytery (and 
Winston-Salem Presbytery) be granted while fully endorsing the 
projected patronage program to encourage private support of 
the school in its new program. 

(3) That the Trustees be encouraged to explore a broader basis of 
financial support, bringing a recommendation to the Presbyteries 
concerning this if they deem it appropriate to the future expan- 
sion of Glade Valley as a Christian institution at the secondary 
level. 

4. Presbytery welcome as a visiting brother, Rev. Charles E. Parrish, 
and hear a report on St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, 
North Carolina. 

5. That Presbytery hear the written report of Dr. T. Henry Patterson 
for the Trustees of Davidson College. (The report was presented 
by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire. The substance of the report is pre- 
sented below.) 

1. The resignation of Dr. Grier Martin as President becomes 
effective on June 1st, and earnest prayer should be directed 
to the matter of a successor. 

2. The challenge of the Ford Foundation to raise $5,500,000 was 
successfully met. Dr. Martin has announced a Challenge Gift 
of $500,000 for a new Library, provided the College can raise 
$1,500,000. 

3. A number of changes in curriculum are still under a study by 
the Board. 

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSURANCE 

The written report of the Chairman, Elder Thomas 0. Jones, 
was received as information, with churches being reminded to 
consider carefully their insurance needs and obligations. 

COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The report was made by the chairman, Rev. R. Don Carson. 
The overture from the Annuities and Relief Committee was 
adopted for submission to the Synod of North Carolina as 
follows : 



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Orange Presbytery overtures the Synod of North Carolina, meeting at 
St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N. C, June 4-5, 1968, 
to establish a Foundation facility with a full-time Director for the 
Synod of North Carolina for the specific purpose of soliciting and 
encouraging gifts, bequests, grants, and other sources of revenue 
to be made to the Synod of North Carolina for its agencies, in- 
stitutions, and benevolence causes. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the chairman, Rev. James Allen, 
and the following resolution adopted: 

Be it resolved that the Four Hundred Tenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery express its sincere appreciation to the Session and Congre- 
gation of the Alamance Presbyterian Church, and to its pastor. The 
Reverend Lowry McBath for the gracious hospitality extended to us 
during our meeting today. 

We wish to particularly commend the women of this congregation 
for providing the delicious meal served so well and with such careful 
concern for our enjoyment. 

Moreover we express our gratitude to the Moderator for his able 
service to us all in enabling the Presbytery to deal with the affairs 
before it with care yet with dispatch; to the host pastor for his 
thoughtful and inspiring service of Holy Communion; to the Rev. 
George Chauncey of the Division of Church and Society of the Board 
of Christian Education for his sobering appraisal of the current 
racial crisis facing our nation and his moving call to repentance and 
to active involvement in removing the basic causes of frustration and 
alienation. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The composite report of the chairman. Rev. Charles Fitz- 
patrick, for the January and April meetings of Presbytery 
was presented as follows : 

Seventy-nine books were submitted to Presbytery, and of this number, 
59 were approved without exception. The following churches have 
failed to submit their records in 1968: Cumnock, Farmville, Goldston, 
Gulf, Haywood, Jonesboro, Siler City and Stoneville. The following- 
exceptions were noted: 

Meetings not opened and/ or closed with prayer: Faith, Hawfields 

Minutes not signed by Moderator and/or Clerk: Eno, Little River, 
Memorial 

Attachments not firmly affixed: Faith, Oakview, Springwood, Univer- 
sity 

Less than four stated meetings: Pleasant Grove. 

Session's Annual Report not entered: Faith, Hope View, Oakview, 
Randolph, Reconciliation. 

Election of Sunday School Officers and Teachers not reported: Faith, 
Hope View, Oakview, Pleasant Grove, Randolph, Reconciliation, 
Whispering Pines. 

Election, Ordination and Installation of Elders and/or Deacons not 
properly reported: Eno, Hope View, Oakview. 

No Presbytery and /or Synod appointment: Faith, Guilford Park, Haw- 
fields, Hope View, Madison, Pittsboro, Randolph, Redeemer, Stony 
Creek. 

Met without an elected Moderator: Randolph. 

Minutes of Session for year not read and approved: Eno, Efland, 
Faith, Hope View, Little River, Oakview, Pleasant Grove, Pittsboro, 
Mt. Vernon Springs, Whispering Pines. 



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AMENDMENT TO THE MANUAL 

Second reading of Manual changes concerning the Committee 
on Sessional Records was adopted as follows: 

MANUAL CHANGE PROPOSAL RE: COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Article V: Section 4.C Sessional Records page 14 

This Committee shall be composed of a Chairman and nine members, 
six of whom shall be Ministers and four Ruling Elders. This Committee 
shall review the records of proceedings of Sessions and present its 
report to the Presbytery at the April meeting each year. 

The Committee shall develop a procedure for most effectively making 
this annual review, providing such check sheets or report forms as will 
be helpful to the Church in its reporting and the Committee in its 
examination. 

Article VI: Section 7. Rules for Sessional Records page 24ff. 
Each Church Session shall present their record of proceedings to the 
Committee on Sessional Records for their review not later than April 1 
each year. (Failure to do so shall be grounds for exception.) The 
Sessional Records should include: 

(1) The Annual Statistical Report.— OK 

(2) Report on Sunday Schools — OK 
First two sentences as written. 

Insert the word "January" in third sentence — "at least ten days before 
the January Meeting of Presbytery." Delete last sentence, "The Records 

for review." 

A.— OK 

(3) — (7)— OK 

(8) delete "which must be done at each January meeting." 

(9) — (15)— OK 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

The Moderator appointed the following Administrative Com- 
mission to look into the difRculties at the Springwood Church 
with power to settle the matter: 

Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman H. P. Morrison 

Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell John W. Thomas, Jr. 

Rev. Sam C. Smith W. A. Lambert 

Rev. James F. Miller Glenn H. Campbell 

NEW BUSINESS 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick stressed his concern with reports of 
committees not being received for study before meetings of 
Presbytery. The problem and its proposed solution were 
spoken to by the Stated Clerk. 

Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr. requested that his pastoral re- 
lationship with the Buffalo Church of Greensboro be dissolved 
as of May 1, 1968, in order that he might accept the call of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, West Virginia 
as Associate Pastor. The Concurrence, with regret, of the 
Buffalo Church was conveyed by Ruling Elder William Mc- 
Adoo. The request was granted by Presbytery, with regret. 



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ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes were read and approved, after which Presbytery 
voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was offered by the 
Moderator, Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr. 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr., Moderator- 
Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 

ALAMANCE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Organized in 1 764 
Birthplace of the Synod of North Carolina in 1813 

In 1762, a group of Scotch-Irish settlers met near the present church 
building to erect a log house of worship. Prior to their first labors the 
men knelt and one of their members, Andrew Finley, led in prayer and 
dedicated the grounds to Almighty God as a place of worship forever. 
Under the leadership of the Reverend Henry Patillo, pastor of the Haw- 
fields Church, the Alamance Church was organized in 1764 with twenty-two 
members. Soon afterward, the congregation joined with Buffalo Church 
in calling for the services of Licentiate David Caldwell of Pennsylvania 
whom many of the settlers had known before migrating here. His ministry 
here covered nearly sixty years. He was a minister, doctor, educator, 
statesman, and farmer. 

Dr. Eli W. Caruthers was the second pastor and his ministry at Ala- 
mance continued for forty years. His biography of David Caldwell is the 
main source of our information about the early life of the church. Some 
of the other ministers since that time included William B. Tidball, Cor- 
nelius Miller, Ephraim C. Murray (father of Marion J. Murray a member 
of Orange Presbytery), Samuel M. Rankin, A. W. Crawford, and more 
recently, J. M. Millard and Ben F. Brown. 

A few of the outstanding sons of the church include Col. Arthur Forbis 
and Col. John Paisley of Guilford Courthouse fame; William D. Paisley led 
in the organization of the First Church, Greensboro, and became its first 
pastor; Calvin H. Wiley was the first State Superintendent of Common 
Schools (Public Instruction), serving for seven terms, and later became 
an ordained minister; David C. Rankin served as principal of the General 
Assembly's Institute (Stillman College) for the training of Negro min- 
isters and later as Associate Secretary of the Executive Committee of 
Foreign Missions. Living sons and daughters of the church in full time 
Christian service include Charles P. Coble, Pee Dee Presbytery, James R. 
Phipps, Concord Presbytery, Robert L. Forbis, Concord Presbytery, and 
Mary Ellen Bobb (Mrs. Donald F.), a missionary to the Congo since 1953. 

The membership of the church at the beginning of this year was 898. 
The annual growth of the church's membership for the past five years is 
at an average rate greater than at any time past. In the area of steward- 
ship the church also has shown strong growth. The total per capita con- 
tribution to all causes has risen from $76.53 in 1964 to $127.41 in 1967. 
In this past year, total contributions of the church exceeded one hundred 
thousand dollars for the first time in its history, reaching a total of 
$110,591. 

Since the celebration of the bi-centennial in 1964, the church has erected 
an additional educational building containing classroom space for the entire 
Children's Division of the Church School and a fellowship hall and kitchen 
on the ground floor. Total useable space in this new building exceeds 21,000 
square feet. The construction was completed in March of 1967 at a total 
cost of $252,913, and to date approximately $100,000 of that cost has 
been paid. 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED ELEVENTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

MEBANE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, N. C. 
June n, 1968 

The Four Hundred Eleventh Stated Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bji:ery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. R. Don Carson, 
at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 27, 1968 in the Mebane Presby- 
terian Church of Mebane, N. C. Presb>i;ery was led in prayer 
by the Moderator. 

ROLL 



The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present : 



MINISTERS 


ELDERS 


CHURCHES 


James H. Allen 




(UNCG Campus 




H. P. Morrison 


Minister) 


W. Kirk Allen 




High Point First 




Richard D. Meisky . . . 


. . . High Point First 




. Paul H. Ridge 


. . .Burlington First 


Harrv F. Barnett 


. Lonnie Patton 


. . . Cross Roads 




. Alan Keith-Lucas .... 


. . . University 


Lewis W. Bledsoe 


. Bruce Standi 


. . . Guilford Park 




. B. C. Barksdale 


. . . Dogwood Acres 




ivi. Leon Cranford .... 




Cov R. Bo vender 


. W. 0. Lemmons 


. . . Shiloh 


P. B. Burleigh 


. Charles E. Murphy . . . 


. . . Griers 




W. P. Cook 




Cecil C. Callis 


.Bill L. Bovles 


. . . Redeemer 


Donald A. Campbell .... 


. R. C. Mebane 


. . . Hawfields 


R. Don Carson 


. J. C. Ellis 


. . . Sanford First 


William Chappell 






C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 




(Stated Clerk) 


Charles W. Coats 


. Mrs. Lucv Rankin .... 




W. C. Cooper 


. W. B. Knott 


. . .Buffalo (L) 


L. French Cowan 


. N. L. Oliver 


. . . Oak view 




C. Fred Blanchard 


. . . Stony Creek 


Marion H. Currie 




(Fellowship) 


John L. Davis 


. Ralph S. Alexander . . 


. . . Vandalia 


William A. Dysard, Jr. . 


.J. R. Martin 




John E. Eliason 


.R. W. Vann 


. . . Siler City 


Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . 


.Paul G. Boone 


, , , Bethel 


Milton M. Foust 




(Church Extension) 


Walter H. Goodman 




(Sedgefield) 


John H. Leith 




(UTS Professor) 


Carl May 




Starmount 


W. Lowry McBath 


. Robert H, Causey .... 


. . . Alamance 


Jerry C. McCann 




(St. Paul) 


Angus W. McGregor . . . 










. . . Joyce 


Allen C. McSween 


. Charles S. Wilkens . . 


. . . Starmount 


James F. Miller 


. Charles C. Connelly . 


. . . Cross 




.Jack B. Smith 




0. N. Morrison 




(Retired) 


Marion J. Murray 




(Retired) 


J. William Orders 




(Crestwood) 



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Donald E. Trent . 
William D. Varker 
Worth N. Watts . 
James J, Watkins 
Charles C. West . 
Norman M. Whitney 



T. Henry Patterson (Retired) 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr. (Peace College Prof.) 

W. W. Peters George R. Coble Graham 

H. M. Raynal Woodrow Scoggins Morningside 

John A. Redhead, Jr Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

Henry Myers Greensboro First 

J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

M. H. Saunders B. H. Wolfe Westview 

M. Buie Seawell Tom Donnelly Reconciliation 

Sam C. Smith R. A. Hinson Reidsville First 

William Strickland University 
R. H. Stone (Retired) 

. Howard E. Maloy Glenwood 

. T. M. Richmond Westminster 

. Robert J. Spence Trinity 

. H. C. McPherson Randolph 

. Roy W. McAlister Greenwood 

. Robert W. Dalrymple .... Salem 
John C. Whitley Leaksville First 

Ben F. Williams (Elon College Prof.) 

John A. Womeldorf Mrs. Carolyn Daniel .... Bethesda 

James E. Wood (Little River) 

Charles B. Yeargan J. G. Patterson, Sr Springwood 

Richard Grey, Jr Asheboro First 

William R. Sizemore .... Bethany 

C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

Angus K. Martin Brentwood 

Clarence Hinshaw Buffalo (G) 

E. L. Gunther Cumnock 

D. B. Collins Edgewood 

William F. Efland Efland 

Thomas E. Knight El Bethel 

James M. Campbell Euphronia 

Robert B. Gentry Faith 

Fred E. Wilson, Jr Forest Hills 

Glenn Auman Hillsborough 

W. M. Holt Jonesboro 

J. H. James Mebane 

M. W. Tate Northside 

John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

Frank M. Gilliam Pocket 

Osmond Smith, Jr Red House 

Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

John A. Waddell Wayside 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

C. D. Covington Yanceyville 

CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

According to the official registration cards, the following 
churches had no Ruling Elder present : Broadway, Crestwood, 
East Burlington, Eno, Fairfield, Farmville, Fellowship, Gold- 
ston, Gulf, Haywood, Hope View, Leaksville First, Little 
River, Memorial, Milton, Pittsboro, Riverview, St. Paul, 
Sedgefield, Smyrna, Stoneville and Wentworth. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. John E. Eliason, Pastor of Siler City Presbyterian 
Church, the Moderator in Nomination, was elected Moderator 
by acclamation. 



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ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Norman Whitney and Rev. Milton Foust were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Charles Carter, Pastor of the Forest Hills Church of 
High Point was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 112th 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder T. D. Jones warmly welcomed Presbytery to 
Mebane and the Mebane Church. Mr. Jones introduced Rev. 
Robert Bruce, exchange Pastor from Edinburgh, Scotland, 
who gave an additional word of welcome and brought greet- 
ings from New Haven on Forth Parish Kirk and Edinburgh 
Presbytery. 

COMMITEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The report was presented by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
and the Docket adopted as follows: 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED ELEVENTH STATED MEETING 

MEBANE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Mebane, N. C. 

June 27, 1968—9:00 A.M. 

Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. Don Carson, Immediate-Past 

Moderator 

Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. John E. Eliason, Moderator in 
Nomination, Siler City Church, Siler 
City, N. C. 

Election of Temporary Clerk: Rev. Norman Whitney, 

Broadway, Salem 
Rev. Robert Ledbetter, 
Yanceyville 
Nomination of Next Moderator 
Address of Welcome: Ruling Elder T. D. Jones 

Rev. Robert Bruce, New Haven on Forth 
Parish Kirk, Edinburgh Presbytery, 
Edinburgh, Scotland 
Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Dr. Joseph 

Garrison 

Introduction of Visting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 

Opening Worship: Rev. J. William Orders, Chm: Higher 

Education Committee 
Candidate's Sermon: Candidate Allen C. McSween, Jr., Gradu- 
ate Student-Elect, Yale Divinity School 

Recess Period 
Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees: 
1. Bills and Overtures 



9:00 A.M. 



9:45 A.M. 



10:30 A.M. 
10:45 A.M. 



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2. Resolutions 

Council of Orange: Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chairman 

1. Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman 

Committee on Stewardship and Promotion: Mr. Richard Barn- 
well, Chairman 

11:00 A.M. Higher Education (Candidates): Rev. J. William Orders 

1. Presentation of Candidate for Examination and Ordina- 
tion, Allen C. McSween, Jr., Member of the Starmount 
Church 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Dr. Tom Anderson, 
Chairman 

1. Rev. Benjamin F. Williams, Abingdon Presbytery 
11:30 A.M. Examinations Committee: Rev. Marion Currie, Chairman 
12:30 P.M. Recess for lunch 

1:10 P.M. Film: Dust and Destiny — Jack Davis, Evangelism Committee 

1:40 P.M. Reconvene 

1:45 P.M. Nominations Committee Report: Rev. Joesph Flora, Chairman 
Christian Education Committee Report: Rev. Charles Carter 
Annuities and Relief Report: Rev. Charles Coats 

2:10 P.M. Recess 

2:25 P.M. Reconvene 

Commissioners to the General Assembly 

Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, 

Chairman 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Elder C. Fred Carlson, Chm. 
Report of Special Committees 
Report of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 
Manual Changes 
New Business 

1. Time and Place of next meeting: To be announced later 
Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Dr. James Efird of Concord Presbytery was introduced and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. Rev. Lewis Weeks of Mem- 
phis Presbytery, Rev. Robert Bruce of Edinburgh Presbytery 
of the Church of Scotland and Dr. Benjamin Williams, who 
is being received from Abingdon Presbytery, were introduced 
and given the privilege of the floor. Other visitors included 
Mr. William Atkins of Presbyterian Home, Candidates Wil- 
liam Jones and Allen McSween, Jr., Mrs. Amelia Stone of the 
Presbytery Office staff, Mr. Jack Holmes of the Burlington 
News, Mr. Taylor of the Greensboro Daily News, Mrs. Allen 
McSween, Sr. and Mrs. Allen McSween, Jr. 

PARLIAMENTARIAN 

The Moderator appointed Rev. H. M. Raynal to act as Parlia- 
mentarian for this meeting of Presbytery. 



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COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following ministers were excused from attending this meeting 
of the Presbytery: 

Richard S. Watt C. D. Caldwell 

W. J. Wrenn William Massey 

J. R. Woods W. T. Perkins 

Charles McNutt James S. R. Tippens 

Frank Davison Clyde Wray 

Elinos Whitlock Joseph M, Garrison 

Robert S. Ledbetter Lee W. Adkins 

Samuel R. Fudge John Stephenson 

Harry E. Smith J. Earl Adkins 

T. A. Guiton Wilkes Macauley 

2. An overture and several communications relative to the "Poor Peo- 
ple's March" were placed in the hands of the Committee on Bills 
and Overtures, to be reported on at the proper place on the docket. 

3. Certificates of Reception for Rev. Fred S. Bremer by the Presbytery 
of Newcastle and for Rev. James Wade for the Presbytery of West- 
minister were directed to be placed in the record. 

4. A Certificate for Presbyterial Dismission of a Minister was received 
from the Presbytery of Abingdon for Dr. Benjamin F. Williams. 

5. Presbytery took note of the fact that the Congregation of Shiloh 
Presbyterian Church on June 23, 1968, asked for pastoral disolution 
of its minister, Rev. Coy Bovender, and requested Orange Presbytery 
to concur with their action. The matter was placed in the hands of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, to be reported on at the 
proper place on the docket, 

6. Received as information the invitation from Mrs. Dan Moore for mem- 
bers of Presbytery to visit the Presbytery Furlough Home in Mebane 
during the day. 

7. The Sessional Records Committee was granted permission to leave the 
floor of Presbytery to examine minutes of Sessions. 

WORSHIP 

Rev. J. W. Orders introduced Candidate Allen C. McSween, 
Jr., who led Presbytery in worship, preaching from Romans 
15:1-13. Mr. McSween pointed out that Christian Hope, 
founded in the Resurrection and Second Coming of Christ, is 
the answer to despair and the basis of the Christian Life, 
resulting in joy, peace and action. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman 
Rev. Jerry C McCann 
Ruling Elder R. C. Mebane 

Resolutions 

Rev. Lowry W. McBath, Chairman 

Rev. M. H. Saunders 

Ruling Elder T. M. Richmond 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 10:30 A.M. and reconvened at 10:45 
A.M. 



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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report of the Commission was presented by Dr. Tom 
Anderson, Chairman. The report with its recommendations 
was adopted as follows : 

I. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following Calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The Congregation of the Euphronia Church has called as 
Pastor the Reverend James E. Wood. The terms of Call are 
as follows: 

A. $1,275 Annual Salary 

B. Free use of Manse and 1/4 cost of heating 

C. One month vacation 

D. $200 Annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy 
for the Minister and his family. 

F. 10% of the Annual salary basis to be paid into the 
Minister's Annuity Fund 

G. 1/4 moving expense from Hurdle Mills, N. C. to the 
Manse 

2. The Congregation of the White Hill Presbyterian Church has 
called as Pastor the Reverend James E. Wood. The terms of 
Call are as follows: 

A. $3,825 Annual salary 

B. Free use of Manse and 3/4 cost of heating 

C. One month vacation 

D. $600 Annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Bene- 
fits Policy for the Minister and his family 

F. 10% of the salary basis to be paid into the Minister's 
Annuity Fund 

G. 3/4 moving expense from Hurdle Mills, N. C. to the Manse 

3. At a regular meeting of the Commission on June 18, the Rev- 
erend Benjamin F. Williams, E.D.T. appeared before the Com- 
mission to request that he be received as a member of Orange 
Presbytery. Dr. Williams is a member of Abingdon Presby- 
tery, Synod of Appalachia and formerly the Director of the 
Presbyterian Guidance Program of Abingdon Presbytery and 
a Professor at King College, Bristol, Tennessee. 

He resides in Burlington, North Carolina and has accepted an 
appointment to Elon College where he will serve as a Counselor 
to Students and a Professor in the Department of Psychology. 

A motion passed to recomm.end to Orange Presbytery that Dr. 
Benjamin Williams be received and be granted permission to labor 
at work not under the jurisdiction of Orange Presbytery as a 
member of the faculty of Elon College beginning July 1, 1968, 
as such service is considered to be work appropriate to the minis- 
try in accordance with the Book of Church Order, Paragraph 16-2 
and 26-9. 

4. Appointed Dr. Ben F. Brown Moderator of the Session of the 
Eno and Fairfield Churches until a Pastor is called. 

5. Appointed Dr. Vance Barron Moderator of the Session of the 
Hillsborough Church to serve until a Pastor is called. 



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6. Commission received information that the Reverend Richard 
Watt has accepted employment in Industry effective June 1, 
1968, and that his desires concerning the future of his ministry 
in the church are indefinite. 

A motion passed to recommend to Orange Presbytery that he 
be granted permission to labor other than as an active pastor 
for a period beginning June 1, 1968, through the January, 1969, 
meeting of Orange Presbytery in order that he may be given 
an opportunity to consider the future of his call within the 
gospel ministry, and that he be requested quarterly to seek 
the counsel of the Chairman of the Commission and that he 
appear before the Commission on or before December 31, 1968. 

7. Received and reviewed the request of Candidate Allen Crews 
McSween, Jr. that upon his successful examination for ordina- 
tion by Presbytery he be granted permission to pursue a pro- 
gram of advanced studies at Yale Divinity School. 

A motion passed to recommend to Orange Presbytery that the 
request of Candidate Allen Crews McSween, Jr. be granted. 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Call of the White Hill Church to the Reverend 
James E. Wood be approved and the Call placed in his hands, 
pending affirmative action of the congregation of the Little 
River Church at its meeting June 30, 1968. 

2. That the Call of the Euphronia Church to the Reverend 
James E. Wood be approved and the Call be placed in his 
hands, pending affirmative action of the congregation of the 
Little River Church at its meeting June 30, 1968. 

3. That the Reverend Richard Watt be granted permission to 
labor other than as an active Minister for the period from 
June 1, 1968 through the January, 1969 meeting of Orange 
Presbytery and that he be requested each quarter to seek the 
counsel of the Chairman of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work and that he appear before the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work on or before December 31, 1968. 

4. That the request of Dr. Benjamin Williams to be received as 
a member of Orange Presbytery be granted after examination 
and the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations and 
that he be granted permission to labor in work not under 
the jurisdiction of Orange Presbytery as a Professor at Elon 
College. 

5. That the request of Candidate Allen Crews McSween, Jr. that 
he be examined for ordination be granted and that pending his 
signing the Book of Ministerial Obligations, he be enrolled as 
a member of Orange Presbytery and that in accordance with 
the Book of Church Order Paragraph 27-2, he be permitted to 
labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery to pursue a 
program of graduate studies. 

6. The Commission On the Minister and His Work of Orange 
Presbytery recommends 

That in light of the action of the Shiloh Church in a meeting of 
the congregation held on Sunday, June 23, 1968 requesting 
Orange Presbytery to dissolve the Pastoral relationship be- 
tween the Shiloh Church and its Pastor, 

That the Moderator of Orange Presbytery appoint an Adminis- 
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That in accordance with Chapters 19-2; 19-3; 118-1, 2, 3, Book 
of Church Order, the Administrative Commission be directed 
to visit the Shiloh Church to inquire into and settle the diffi- 
culties there in. 

7. That the following Installation Commission be elected to 
install Rev. James E. Wood as Minister of the White Hill and 
Euphronia Presbyterian Churches on July 14, 1968 at 7:30 
P.M. in the White Hill Presbyterian Church: 

1. Rev. W. T. Perkins- — to preside and propound questions. 

2. Rev. Norman Whitney — to preach the sermon. 

3. Elder J. E. McLeod — to charge the Congregation. 

4. Elder C. D. McLeod — to charge the Pastor. 

5. Rev. Middleton Raynal — to offer the Prayer. 

6. Alternates — Rev. R. Don Carson 

—Elder Will Tillman 

Dr. Anderson then charged the Sessions of the Churches of 
Presbytery to act as Sessions should and face up to difficulties 
and problems as they occur. He also urged the respecting of 
differences of opinion and position among Christians. Our 
difficulties, he said, are small when compared to our likenesses. 
Obedience to the Faith should be our prime consideration. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 

The report of the Council was presented by the Chairman, 
Ruling Elder H. G. McLean, with the budget matters being 
presented by Ruling Elder Paul Boone. The recommendations, 
the budget and the tax schedule were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Call to Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. as Executive Secretary 
to be extended for three years from July, 1968; that he be commended 
for his excellent leadership of the Presbytery during his tenure, and 
that his salary be increased to $9,800 effective January 1, 1969. 

2. That the 1967 audit report be deferred until September, 1968, due 
to the recent illness of the auditor. 

3. That 1969 Orange Presbytery Askings Budget of $764,478.00 as 
presented by the Audit and Budget Committee be adopted. 

4. That the 1969 Tax Schedule be adopted. 

PROPOSED TAX FOR 1969— CHURCHES OF ORANGE 

Members 25,763 + 105 Ministers = 25,868 RECOMMEND 
(Taken from 1967 Statistical Report) 

900 and above @ 9S<1- per capita $ 7,304.22 

General Assembly Assessments $ 7,760.40 

(25,868 X 30(?J per capita) 600-899 @ 88<f; per capita 3,395.04 

Synod Assessments 11,647.58 300-599 O 83^ per capita 5,466.38 
(25,868 X 45.027?S per capita) 

299 and under @ 18(1: per capita 5,822.70 

Presbytery Employee Retirement 2,586.80 

(25,868 X lO^;- per capita) 

$21,988.54 

$21,994.78 



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TAX FOR INDIVIDUAL CHURCHES IS AS FOLLOWS: 



Membership 900 & Above 


@ 93(^ per capita 


Burlington First 


1320 


$1,227.60 


Church of Covenant 


1068 


993.24 


Greensboro First 


3316 


3,083.88 


High Point First 


1192 


1,108.56 


Starmount 


958 


890.94 




7854 


$7,304.22 


Membership 600-899 @ 88<!; per capita 


Alamance 


868 


$ 763.84 


Chapel Hill 


792 


696.96 


Graham 


720 


633.60 


Guilford Park 


698 


614.24 


Sanford First 


780 


686.40 




3858 


$3,395.04 


Membership 300-599 @ 83o per capita 


Asheboro First 


424 


$ 351.92 


Bethany 


387 


321.21 


Buffalo (G) 


508 


421.64 


Crestv^food 


328 


272.24 


Church of the Cross 


395 


327.85 


Havyrfields 


433 


359.39 


Leaksville First 


463 


384.29 


Mebane 


491 


407.53 


Northside 


558 


463.14 


Piedmont 


390 


323.70 


Reidsville First 


543 


450.69 


St. Paul 


435 


361.05 


Shiloh 


426 


353.58 


Westminster 


397 


329.51 


Westview 


408 


338.64 




6586 


$5,466.38 


Membership 299 & under 


@ 78c 


per capita 


Bethel 


219 


$ 170.82 


Bethesda 


156 


121.68 


Bethlehem 


99 


77.22 


Brentvi^ood 


138 


107.64 


Broadway 


93 


72.54 


Buffalo (L) 


162 


126.36 


Cross Roads 


232 


180.96 


Cumnock 


21 


16.38 


Dogwood Acres 


150 


117.00 


East Burlington 


168 


131.04 


Edgewood 


185 


144.30 


Efland 


32 


24.96 



El Bethel 


99 


77.22 


Eno 


84 


65.52 


Euphronia 


44 


34.32 


Fairfield 


40 


31.20 


Faith 


241 


187.98 


Farmville 


28 


21.84 


Fellowship 


159 


124.02 


Forest Hills 


296 


230.88 


Glenwood 


216 


168.48 


Goldston 


15 


11.70 


Greenwood 


120 


93.60 


Griers 


61 


47.58 


Gulf 


40 


31.20 


Haywood 


32 


24.96 


Hillsborough 


220 


171.60 


Hope View 


108 


84.24 


Jonesboro 


290 


226.20 


Joyce 


52 


40.56 


Little River 


192 


149.76 


Madison 


186 


145.08 


Memorial 


141 


109.98 


Milton 


62 


48.36 


Morningside 


86 


67.08 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


54 


42.12 


New Hope 


161 


125.58 


Oakview 


34 


26.52 


Pittsboro 


69 


53.82 


Pleasant Grove 


85 


66.30 


Pocket 


167 


130.26 


Randolph 


79 


61.62 


Reconciliation 


133 


103.74 


Red House 


43 


33.54 


Redeemer 


64 


49.92 


Riverview 


116 


90.48 


St. Andrews 


225 


175.50 


Salem 


85 


66.30 


Sedgefield 


284 


221.52 


Siler City 


172 


134.16 


Smyrna 


91 


70.98 


Speedwell 


57 


44.46 


Springwood 


155 


120.90 


Stoneville 


7 


5.46 


Stony Creek 


118 


92.04 


Trinity 


72 


56.16 


Vandalia 


262 


204.36 


Wayside 


82 


63.98 


Wentworth 


49 


38.22 


Whispering Pines 


32 


24.96 


White Hill 


199 


155.22 


Yanceyville 


103 


80.34 




7465 


$5,822.70 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
1969 ASKING BUDGET 
BASIC 

General Assembly Causes $237,169.00 

Synod Causes 153,579.00 

Presbytery Causes 304,232.00 

Church Extension $161,952.00 

Council 45,000.00 

Christian Education & 

Camp New Hope 67,280.00 

Glade Valley School 30,000.00 

TOTAL $694,980.00 

ADVANCE 



General Assembly 
Synod 



$ 23,717.00 
15,358.00 



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Presbytery 



30,423.00 



Total Advance . 
GRAND TOTAL 



$ 69,498.00 
$764,470.00 



COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report as presented by Rev. Norman Whitney was adopted 
as follows, along with the recommendations : 

I. The Stewardship Promotion Committee has planned a supper meet- 
ing in each of the four districts for the purpose of presenting 
stewardship information and needs to the ministers and key officers 
of the churches of the Presbytery. 



District I — Rockingham and Caswell Counties 

Sunday, September 22, 6:30 P.M., Bethesda Church 
District II — Guilford and Randolph Counties 

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 P.M., St. Pauls Church 
District III — Alamance and Orange Counties 

Sunday, September 8, 6:30 P.M., Hawfields Church 
District IV — Chatham and Lee Counties 

Sunday, September 15, 6:30 P.M., Jonesboro Church 

Each church will be invited to send its Pastor, Chairman of Budget 
Committee, Every Member Canvass Director and any other key 
officers to Stewardship and budget making. 

II. Your committee conducted a survey by mail the results of which 
indicated insufficient interest to justify an Every Member Canvass 
Directors Workshop. However, the Committee stands ready to assist 
any church in planning its stewardship canvass program. 

III. Packets of Stewardship and Every Member Canvass materials have 
already been distributed to each minister by the General Council. 
Again this year, the available materials include program items for 
year-round emphasis in the local church. Additional packets are 
available on request to the General Council. 

IV. A new audio-visual is available to local churches this year. A color 
filmstrip and record entitled ALL ONE BODY is available at the 
cost of $15.00. 

This is a unique stewardship project conducted by the General 
Council and made possible by the cooperation of your General 
Assembly, Synod and Presbytery and the do-it-yourself initiative 
of your local congregation. By providing eighteen 35mm original 
color transparencies depicting your own members in various church 
activities and fifteen dollars, your congregation may join in pro- 
duction of the 20 minute, 80 frame color filmstrip called "ALL 
ONE BODY". Strictly local churches oriented, it shows the one- 
ness of the work of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., in seeking to 
fulfill Christ's mission for it. All local church pictures are required 
to conform to the list previously distributed to churches. 

Deadline for submitting your church picture is July 15, 1968. Send 
your pictures and $15.00 to Mr. John W. Gable, 527 South Edgewood 
Avenue, Lombard, Illinois, 60148. 

V. The Stewardship Promotion Committee joins with Audit and Budget 
Committee in commending the 1969 Budget of Orange Presbytery, 
as a realistic presentation of the basic financial needs of Presbytery, 
Synod and the General Assembly. 



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VI. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the schedule of district Stewardship Promotion supper 
meetings be approved and that the Session of each local church 
urge the Pastor, Budget Committee Chairman, Canvass Director 
and other key designated officers to attend. 

2. That churches desiring assistance with its plans for an Every 
Member Canvass be invited to request the assistance of the 
Stewardship Promotion Committee. 

3. That each church give careful consideration to the use of the 
suggested available stewardship materials in the packets dis- 
tributed by the General Council especially the year-round 
stewardship materials. 

4. That each church be reminded of the availability of a color film- 
strip and record "ALL ONE BODY" at the cost of $15.00 and 
that July 15, 1968 is the deadline for ordering and forwarding 
color slides from the local church. 

5. That each church of Orange Presbytery increase its 1969 
Benevolence Commitm.ent 10% over its 1968 Commitment in 
order that the 1969 Budget of Orange Presbytery may be fully 
subscribed. 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

The Chairman, Rev. William Orders, presented for examina- 
tion Candidate Allen C. McSween, Jr. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

It was moved and approved that the Hebrew exegesis, the 
sermon previously delivered, and the theological statement of 
the Candidate be accepted as satisfactory. Mr. McSween was 
examined on his Christian Experience, on English Bible, on 
the Sacraments, on Church Government and on Theology by 
the Moderator, by Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., by Rev. R. Don 
Carson, by Rev. Jack Davis and by Rev. Marion Currie, re- 
spectively. The examination was sustained as satisfactory in 
its several parts and as a whole. A motion was adopted that 
the reading of the written statements be deleted; that the 
following Commission to ordain Mr. McSween be appointed; 
and that pending the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obli- 
gation following ordination, he be enrolled as a member of 
Orange Presbytery. 

Installation Commission (4 P.M., July 21, 1968, at Starmount Presby- 
terian Church) 

1. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — to preside and propound questions. 

2. Dr. John H. Leith — to preach the sermon. 

3. Elder H. P. Morrison — to charge the Minister. 

4. Rev. Allen C. McSween, Sr. — to offer the prayer. 

5. Elder William S. Vincent 

6. Elder G. C. Gentry 

7. Alternates — Rev. John E. Eliason 

— Elder David E. Moore 



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COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION, Continued 

The Chairman, Rev. William Orders, presented Philip D. 
Jones to the Presbytery to be considered as a Candidate for 
the Ministry. The examination by a psychiatrist and other 
records and references were stated to be highly satisfactory, 
and he was recommended for consideration. The Moderator 
examined Mr. Jones on his experience of Christian Grace and 
his motives for seeking the ministry. The examination was 
sustained as satisfactory. 

A motion was adopted that he be received as a Candidate un- 
der the care of Orange Presbytery. The questions required of 
candidates were propounded by the Moderator and were 
answered in the affirmative. Rev. Kirk Allen delivered the 
Charge and Rev. William Orders led in prayer, after which 
the Candidate was extended the right hand of fellowship by 
the members of Presbytery. The Moderator stated that Philip 
David Jones was acknowledged and declared to be a Candi- 
date for the Ministry under the care of Orange Presbytery. 
He was enrolled as a Candidate and the benediction was pro- 
nounced by the Moderator. 

The recommendations of the Committee and the report as a 
whole were adopted: 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 
REPORT OF CANDIDATES 

The following are candidates for the Gospel Ministry under the care 
of Orange Presbytery who need your prayerful support as they prepare 
themselves for their Christian Vocation: 

R. Banks Hudson: Home address is 1112 Lane Allen Road, Lexington, 
Kentucky, 40504. A Middler at U.T.S. A member of the First 
Presbyterian Church Leaksville. 

Vann S. Joines, Jr.: Home address is 417 Pinedale Drive, Reidsville, 
N. C, 27320. He is a Senior at U.T.S. He is completing intern 
year in Raleigh working with Don Shriver. A member at First 
Presbyterian Church in Reidsville. 

Neill McKay: Home address is 1915 Independence Road, Greensboro, 
N. C, 27408. Neill is uncertain about his vocation at this time. 
He is teaching school. A member of Guilford Park. 

Wayne Rogers: Home address is 1803 Hilton Road, Burlington. N. C, 
27215. A member of Northside Presbyterian Church. Having 
graduated from King College, he has enrolled at Columbia Semi- 
nary, Decatur, Georgia. 

Arthur Ross, HI: Home address is 345 Lexington Road, Asheboro, N. C, 
27203. Arthur plans to attend Union Seminary this summer to 
take "Baby Greek". A member of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheboro. 

William B. Shields, Jr.: Home address is 603 Country Club Drive, Bur- 
lington, N. C, 21215. He completed one year at Columbia Semi- 
nary. Bill has dropped from the Seminary. He is uncertain as to 



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his vocation at this time. He has asked to remain under the care 
of Orange Presbytery for the time being. A member of First 
Church, Burlington. 

George B. Spransy, Jr.: Home address is 18 Dogwood Acres, Chapel Hill, 
N. C, 27514. He is a Senior at U.T.S. George is completing 
an intern year at the First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, W. Va. 
A member of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church. 

John P. Stansel, III: Home address is 417 Shadowbrook Drive, Burling- 
ton, N. C, 27217. He completed one year at U.T.S. At the present 
time he is uncertain as to his vocation. A member of First Church, 
Burlington. 

CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

Mary Jane Keating: Home address is 212 Country Park Road, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 27408. She is a member of Guilford Park Presbyterian 
Church. Mary is in her second year at Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education, Richmond. 

Dr. Jerry Jay Eller: Home address is 312 Warren Street, Greensboro, 
N. C. He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Dr. 
Eller is now serving in the Army Medical Corps and will be for 
the next two years. He is still planning to be a Medical Missionary. 

CANDIDATES IN PROCESS 

Philip D. Jones: Home address is 201 Canterbury Road, High Point. 
Phil graduated from Davison College and plans to enroll at Louisville 
Seminary this summer to take ''Baby Greek." He is a member of 
First Church, High Point. 

Rodney King: Home address is 1803 Hilton Road, Burlington. He has 
made application to be received as a candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry. He is a Sophomore at King College and a member of 
Northside Presbyterian Church, Burlington. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

The Higher Education Committee makes the following recommendations. 

1. The Committee, having inquired diligently into the Christian charac- 
ter, the physical, mental, and spiritual qualifications of Philip David 
Jones via (a) personal references; (b) testing instruments (intelli- 
gence, aptitude, and personality); (c) transcript of grades and a 
personal conference; recommends that the applicant be received as 
a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry pending his examination before 
Presbytery. 

a. We request that his pastor. Rev. Kirk Allen, give the Candidate 
a charge. 

b. We also request that Rev. William Orders lead in prayer asking 
that the blessing of Almighty God be upon him. 

c. After the Moderator has pronounced the benediction, we request 
that each member of Presbytery come forward and extend to 
the Candidate the right hand of Christian fellowship. 

2. That the application of Wayne Rogers for a loan as a Candidate for 
The Gospel Ministry through the Board of Christian Education be 
approved. 

3. That the application of George Spransey for a loan as a Candidate 
for the Gospel Ministry through the Special Loan Act set up by 
Orange Presbytery be approved. 



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4. That Orange Presbytery grant to the Higher Education Committee 
the authority to approve the applications of other Candidates of 
Orange Presbytery for the Special Loan Fund set up by the Pres- 
bytery. 

5. That Presbytery approve of the nominations to and the organization 
of this Committee as submitted by the Nominations Committee. 

RECESS 

Presbytery was recessed for lunch at 12 :30. During the recess 
period, the film **Dust and Destiny" was presented by the 
Subcommittee on Evangelism. Presbytery was reconvened at 
1:50 P.M. and was led in prayer by Rev. William Chappell. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Confinued 

The Chairman, Rev. Marion Currie, introduced and presented 
for examination Dr. Benjamin F. Williams. He was examined 
on his views in Theology, in Church Government, in the Sacra- 
ments and in his Christian experience by Dr. John H. Leith, 
Rev. H. M. Raynal, Rev. William Chappell and Rev. Marion 
Currie, respectively. The examination was sustained as satis- 
factory in its several parts and as a whole. A motion was 
adopted that pending the signing of the Book of Ministerial 
Obligations Dr. Benjamin F. Williams be received as a 
Minister of Orange Presbytery, and that he be commended for 
his devotion. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 

The Moderator appointed the following Administrative Com- 
mission to inquire into and settle the difficulties in the Shiloh 
Church : 

Ministers 

Buie Seawell, Chairman 
Donald A. Campbell 
William Chappell 
James Allen 

Ruling Elders 

William Vincent 
Cecil Cooke 
W. T. Walker 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report was presented by Rev. H. M. Raynal, and after 
nominations from the floor, the following trustees and mem- 
bers of committees were elected : 

I. HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

(15) MEMBERS — Chairman and members elected for three years. 
6 MINISTERS 
9 LAYMEN 

Telephone 
Ofc. Res. 

1970— Parks, C. G., 2232 Wilkins St., 

Burlington 27215 226-6087 



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Telephone 
Ofc. Res. 

1970— Phillips, Dr. Robert, 324 Burlange Circle, 



Chapel Hill 27514 929-2270 

1970— Seawell, Rev. M. Buie, 110 Elliott Rd., 

Chapel Hill 27514 929-2127 942-6663 

1970— Smith, Rev. Harry, Box 509, 

Chapel Hill 27514 942-7296 967-2311 

1970— Walser, J. G., Jr., 925 Country Club Dr., 

High Point 27262 884-4545 

1969 — Orders, Rev. J. Wm., Chairman, 

645 Greensboro Rd., High Point 27260 . . 883-7737 882-4471 
1969— Chappell, Rev. Wm. H., RFD 2, 

Chapel Hill 27514 942-4710 942-4710 

1969— McFalls, Jack, 1907 W. Meadowview Rd., 

Greensboro 27403 292-0645 

**1969— Fleming, N. N., Ill, Box 158, Rt. 1, 

Haw River 27258 578-0984 

*1969— Hunt, James S., 1107 Country Club Dr., 

High Point 27262 888-7067 

1968— McSween, Rev. Allen C, Box 10146, 

Greensboro 27404 299-8131 299-8446 

1968— Miller, Rev. James F., Box 6607, 

Greensboro 27405 274-5467 272-8432 

1968— Murray, Dr. Robert L., RFD 2, Box 61, 

Graham 27253 - 227-6116 

='=1968— McNairy, J. D., 501 Chancery PL, 

Greensboro 27408 273-1763 

*1968— White, Stephen A., Mebane, N. C. 27302 563-4541 



* New member of the committee. 
** Consented to move from class of 1970 to class of 1969 to balance committee. 

II. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

TELEPHONE 

OFC. RES. CLASS 

1) Miss Peggy Klick, 501 S. Mendenhall St., 

Greensboro 275-6403 272-6913 1969 

(to replace miss Sandra Schiffley) 

III. STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 
District I 

1) W. H. Hatchett, Jr., Rt. 1, Yanceyville 1970 
District IV 

1) Gilbert P. Matthews, Rt. 8, Sanford 1969 

IV. SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE 

1) Rev. James S. R. Tippens, Rt. 2, 

Chapel Hill 942-4716 942-4614 1969 

2) Don Chisholm, 618 Parkview St., 

Asheboro 652-2228 652-6615 1969 

3) Harry Clark, 301 Lakeside Dr., Burlington 226-8509 1969 

4) Rev. Clyde Wray, 212 Fairway Dr., Eden 623-2842 1968 

5) R. B. Waddell, Rt. 8, Sanford 499-5270 1968 

6) Rev. William Dysard, Box 713, Pittsboro 542-3035 1968 

V. EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

1) Rev. Harry Barnett, Mebane, Rt. 3 578-1675 1968 

(to replace Rev. Richard Watt) 

VI. TRUSTEE OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 



1) Rev. H. M. Raynal, Box 476, Sanford 776-1315 1968 

(to replace Dr. T. H. Patterson) 



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COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, and the 
recommendations were adopted as follows : 

1. That the call of The Reverend James S. R. Tippens as Resident 
Director for Camp New Hope be extended for three years from 
July, 1968 and that the terms of the call be changed from $7,000 
annual salary to $7,700 annual salary and that $500 of this amount 
be designated "manse expenses" effective January 1, 1969. 

2. That The Reverend James S. R. Tippens, Mr. Raymond Mont- 
gomery, and Mrs. Raymond Montgomery be commended for their 
service to the Presbytery as Resident Director, Camp Manager 
and Bookkeeper at Camp New Hope, 

3. That ministers, laymen and laywomen of the Presbytery help in 
securing adequate, trained, Christian leadership for this summer's 
program at Camp New Hope. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Charles 
Coats, and the report with its recommendations was adopted : 

The Annuity and Relief Committee met in February. 

Our report is offered in three parts, information from the Board of 

Annuities and Relief, Orange Presbytery statistics, and recommendations. 

I. INFORMATION (from the Board of Annuities and Relief) 

A. MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND— Ten years of growth: 

1957 1967 

Members (active) 2,832 3,567 

Assets $21,301,950 $64,528,107 

Annuitants 774 2,217 

Number retired 343 522 

Benefits paid to Annuitants 306,149 838,535 

B. EMPLOYEES' ANNUITY FUND 

Members (active) 306 1,155 

Assets $ 725,595 $ 4,709,036 

Annuitants 17 98 

Benefits paid to Annuitants 5,445 30,755 

C. MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Total retired persons enrolled December 31, 1967 1,703 

Total benefits paid to retired in 1967 $78,438 

Refund in Medicare Premium in 1967 48,405 

(Note: Medicare costs are provided from the funds 
of ministerial relief for all of our eligible retirees.) 
The gifts of the Church for the purposes of Ministerial 
Relief have enabled us to increase the relief Formula — 
(All regular income considered) — through the years. 

Individual Couple 

1955-56 $1,400.00 $2,200.00 

1957-60 2,500.00 2,400.00 

1961-62 1,700.00 2,600.00 

1963-64 1,800.00 2,800.00 

1965-66 2,000.00 3,000.00 

1967 2,400.00 3,600.00 



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D. The following information may be helpful to those who have 
raised questions as to how Social Security benefits will affect 
the total amount one may expect to receive upon retirement 
from the Board of Annuities and Relief. (It is a quotation from 
Dr. Vick's answer to questions from your chairman.) 

"In response to your questions as to the amount one can earn 
in a retirement status and continue to receive the relief check 
and as to how Social Security benefits affect the total amount 
which a man will receive from the Board of Annuities and 
Relief, I am pleased to provide the following: 

(1) What a man in retirement receives from the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund, which is administered by this Board, depends 
entirely, and completely, upon his participation in that Fund 
along with the participation of the church or agency employing 
him. He receives an annuity based on his participation, and 
he receives that annuity without regard to how much income 
he might have from any other source just so long as he remains 
a retired minister. The original contract did not provide for it, 
but through a liberalization, such a retired minister is cur- 
rently privileged to render certain services to the Presbyterian 
Church U. S. for remuneration without affecting his annuity. 
You will note that the amount of remuneration the minister 
receives for these services is not involved. What is involved 
is length of service to a particular church in a twelve-month 
period. 

(2) A man receives annuity payments, after retirement, from 
this Board because he has earned such payments by partici- 
pating in a contract. A minister, or his widow, receives monthly 
assistance from the funds of Ministerial Relief because of the 
desire of the Church that no person who has served the Church 
should be forced to live, when in retirement, on less than a 
basic total income; therefore, the funds of Ministerial Relief 
are distributed on the basis of 'need,' under a formula. The 
current formula is $2,400 for individuals, all regular income 
considered, and $3,600 for couples, all income considered. 

(3) Social Security is in no way related to what a man 
receives from the Ministers' Annuity Fund. He receives from 
that Fund what he has earned without regard to Social Secur- 
ity. Income from Social Security is taken into account along 
with all other income in ascertaining whether or not a person 
is eligible to receive assistance under the formula from the 
funds of Ministerial Relief." 

E. That the Presbytery take cognizance of the following adopted 
resolution by the One Hundred Eighth General Assembly meet- 
ing in Montreat, June 6-11, 1968: 

"That the General Assembly endorse and approve the following 
revisions of the Official Plan of the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
to be effective January 1, 1969. 

The salary basis should be the cash salary plus 20% of that 
cash salary for free use of manse, if any. If the minister has 
more than one source of salary, and has free use of a manse 
owned by any one or a number of organizations paying his 
salary, the 20% should be added to all sources. 
If the minister does not have free use of a manse, but in 
lieu thereof, is paid a rental allowance, the total rental 
allowance should be added to the cash salary in determining 
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In determining the salary basis on which dues are to be paid, 
the cash salary may include any other cash payments made 
to or for the minister such as manse utilities allowance, auto- 
mobile allowance and so forth." 
11. ORANGE PRESBYTERY STATISTICS: 

Retired Ministers 19 

(One member, Rev. W. S. Patterson deceased since last report.) 
Retired Ministers eligible to receive funds from 

the Kate B. Reynolds Fund . 18* 

One minister receiving only Ministerial Relief 

Widows receiving Ministerial Relief 6 

*Each minister eligible to participate in the 
March distribution of the Kate B. Reynolds 
Fund received $412.88. Another similar dis- 
tribution will be made in September. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

A. That Presbytery encourage each local Session to make the fullest 
possible use of the brochure relative to the Kate B. Reynolds 
Fund which has been prepared by Synod's Annuity and Relief 
Committee. Copies of the brochure are available on request 
from Synod's Office. 

B. That each Session, in the way it deems wise, encourage members 
to consider making gifts and bequests to the Kate B. Reynolds' 
Fund or other such funds in order that our retired ministers 
and widows may have adequate income. 

C. That the 1968 Joy Gift Offering be given its proper emphasis 
in order that this supplemental offering may not only contribute 
substantially to the income of ''those who need it greatly," but 
also may exhibit our love and show our appreciation in a tangible 
manner. 

D. That Presbytery commend our retired ministers for their con- 
tinued labors in supplying pulpits for ministers on vacation and 
especially for proclaiming the Word in our vacant pulpits. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 3:50 and reconvened at 4:05, being 
led in prayer by Rev. Donald Campbell. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Rev. Marion Currie reported to Presbytery relative to the 
meeting of the General Assembly. Mr. Currie then introduced 
Commissioners from Orange Presbytery to the General Assem- 
bly who were present at this meeting of Presbytery. The Com- 
missioners spoke on the main issues of the Assembly and 
served as a panel to answer the questions of Presbytery. The 
Commissioners present were : 

Ruling Elder William Boyles 
Ruling Elder W. S. Harris 
Rev. Vance Barron 
Rev. Coy Bovender 
Rev. William Chappell 
Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
Rev. Marion Currie 
Rev. Donald Trent 



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The report of the Commissioners was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Chairman, presented the report to 
the Presbytery. The report v^ith its recommendations v^as 
adopted : 

Your Church Extension Committee has continued to function in these 
areas of responsibility: 

A. New Church Ministry: Mr. Charles Wilkins, Co-Chairman 

Dr. Kirk Allen, Co-Chairman 
Mrs. Joseph Vincent 
Mr. Hase Smith (co-op) 
Mr. Jack Smith (co-op) 

1. Organized Churches: Have given assistance to: 

a. Fellowship Church, Greensboro 

b. Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill 

c. Church of Redeemer, High Point 

2. Unorganized Churches: Have exercised oversight of and given 
assistance to: 

a. Jamestown-Cedarwood Project 

b. Southwest-Reidsville Project 

B. Sustentation Church Ministry: Mr. Herb Reese, Chairman 

Mr. p. C. Beaty 

Rev. James Watkins, Ex-Officio 
1. Aid-receiving Churches: Have given financial aid to the follow- 



ing: 

a. Griers 

b. Hopeview 

c. Morningside 

d. Oakview 

e. Randolph 



f. Red House 

g. Riverview 

h. Springwood 

i. Stony Creek 
j. Trinity 



2. Home Missions Survey: Have completed surveys of following 
churches : 



El Bethel 

Riverview 

Trinity 

Stony Creek 

Oakview 

Milton 

Red House 



Griers 

Pleasant Grove 

Efland 

Bethlehem 

Springwood 

Smyrna 

Wentworth 



(See Recommendation #1) 



Brentwood 
Gulf 

Farmville 

Little River 

Hopeview 

Pittsboro 

Wayside 

Joyce 



C. Cooperative Church Ministry: Rev. Donald Campbell, Chairman 

Rev. Norman Whitney 
Mr. Sandy Harris 
Rev. James Watkins, Ex-Officio 

1. Caswell County: 

The Committee has extended a call to Miss Mary Lou Richard- 
son of Richmond, Virginia to become Church Extension Worker 
in Caswell County, working with Yanceyville, Oakview, and 
Milton Churches, (See recommendation #2). We are hopeful 
that the other churches of the county will feel led to join in 
this cooperative work. 



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2, Lee County: Mr. Vernon Grimes, Church Extension Worker 
Mr. Grimes is currently working with five churches: White 
Hill, Euphronia, St. Andrews, Wayside and Jonesboro. Other 
churches in the county are encouraged to join this cooperative 
work. 

3. Orange County: Miss Frances Pritchett, Church Extension 
Worker 

All seven churches in the county are cooperating in this work 
and are to be commended for their exemplary spirit, they are: 
Hillsborough, Efland, Bethlehem, Eno, Fairfield, Little River, 
and New Hope Churches. 

Church Extension Workers aid cooperative church pastors in 
fields of Christian Education, leadership training, youth work, 
and Women's Work, etc. 

D. Evangelism Committee: Rev. Jack Davis, Chairman 

Rev. Walter Goodman (Co-op) 
Rev. Jerry McCann (Co-op) 

Some forty ministers of the presbytery have attended meetings 
held by Mr. Davis. Facets of Evangelism have been discussed 
such as these: the theological basis for evangelism, film evangel- 
ism, and what is being done in evangelism in the churches of the 
presbytery. 

(See recommendation #4) 

E. Special Ministries Committee: Rev. Angus McGregor, Chairman 

Mr. Robert Ingram 
Mr. Floyd Hendley 

This Committee is involved to some degree in the following non- 
conventional type ministry to people. 

1. Prison Ministry: Greensboro, Rev. J. E. McMillan 

2. Alcoholic Ministry: Sanford, Rev. Middleton Raynal 

3. Day-Care Ministry: Cooperation with Greensboro Churches 

4. Day-Care Ministry: Hawfields Church, Summer, 1968 

5. Inner-Church Ministry: Greensboro, Rev. Ray Moss 

(See recommendation #3) 

6. Racial Ministry 

In keeping with the program outlined by the Church Extension 
Committee and adopted by Orange Presbytery at its April 25, 
1968 meeting, the following has been done: 

a. Churches have been encouraged to make use of the "Crisis in 
the Nation" study materials published by our denomination. 

b. Information has been secured from several sources on the 
problems of the poor Negroes in urban centers of the presby- 
tery. 

c. Educational meetings have been held for Presbyterians to 
communicate these findings in Greensboro, High Point, Bur- 
lington and other areas. 

d. Consideration has been given to the conducting of whatever 
efforts possible to prevent riots, to minister to human needs 
occurring as a result of riots and to conduct of ministries of 
reconciliation. 

e. Staff members of the committee have been requested to stand 
by for deployment to this work if necessary. 



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f. $5,000 has been set aside to meet emergencies that may arise 
in connection with this situation during the next four months. 

g. Investigation has been made of how our committee could aug- 
ment the inner-city ministry in Greensboro under Methodist 
sponsorship. (See recommendation #3) 

h. Endorsement of a program of ministry to Negro children in 
poorer sections of Greensboro resulted in the appointment of 
a Day-Care Committee by the presbytery at its April meeting, 
and the committee has met to formulate plans at least once. 

F. Miscellaneous 

Five high school seniors have been awarded scholarships to the 
National Ministries Conference at Montreat, August 1-7, by our 
committee. Eight to ten couples are planning to attend the con- 
ference from our Presbytery. 

Our Committee has invited Mr. Jamies Earhart to make a survey 
of the triad (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem) and point 
out possibilities of these three cities working more cooperatively. 

A joint committee of six persons (3 representatives of Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S., and 3 representatives of the United Presby- 
terian Church in the U.S. of America) has been appointed to work 
out details and recommend relative to a possible union church 
ministry in Chapel Hill at the Church of Reconciliation. 
The Committee has maintained property owned by the presbytery, 
has aided Randolph Church in purchase of additional land, and is 
making a temporary loan to St. Paul Church. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Presbytery thank those ministers and elders on the Christian 
Education Committee, Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
and Church Extension Committee, who have given so generously 
of their time and abilities in conducting and completing the Home 
Missions Survey of churches within the Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery approve the call of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee to Miss Mary Lou Richardson to become the Church Exten- 
sion Worker in the Caswell County cooperative work. 

3. That Presbytery approve the Church Extension Committee enter- 
ing into an ecumenical inner-city ministry with the United Metho- 
dist Churches of Greensboro for a three year period, beginning 
in January, 1969. 

4. That Presbytery hear Reverend Jack Davis, Chairman Evangelism 
Committee, report on the film evangelism program being promoted 
within the Presbytery. 

5. That Presbytery encourages ministers, elders, and members to 
attend the National Ministries Conference at Montreat, August 
1-7. (Contact Chairman Misenheimer for registration forms). 

6. We recommend that the matter of Minimum Standards for Minis- 
ters which was referred to the Church Extension Committee for 
further study be postponed until a later date, possibly at the Oc- 
tober 24th meeting, when the Church Extension Committee will 
be prepared to report. 

I. 'Toor Peoples' March" 

A request was made to our committee on May 2, 1968 to consider 
lending assistance in housing, feeding, and ministering to the needs 
of the marchers as they came through Greensboro on May 15, 1968. 



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The committee was informed that the group could be as large as 1,500 
to 5,000. Realizing the almost impossible burden that this would im- 
pose on the Negro community, having been asked specifically to help 
in providing for the human need on May 15, and feeling that this 
was one way that we could express Christian love, compassion, and 
concern, our committee made the decision to rent the Coliseum for 
one night and make it available for the use of the marchers. 

The Church Extension Committee does not feel that it made a 
mistake in renting the Coliseum on May 15 to minister to human need 
during the "Poor peoples' March." The committee does, however, 
realize that there are those individuals and churches who do not 
agree with the action that was taken. Letters and overtures con- 
cerning this action are being turned over to the Committee on Bills 
and Overtures for consideration and recommendation. It is the request 
of the Church Extension Committee that all discussion, praise and/or 
criticism of the Church Extension Committee's action be presented at 
the time of the report of the Bills and Overtures Committee. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
and was adopted as follows : 

I. Your Trustees of Orange Presbytery continue to supervise the things 
placed in their care. We have meetings ordinarily quarterly as well 
as when the occasion demands. 

We are happy to report that Cedarwood Incorporated has offered 
to Orange Presbytery as a gift a section of land which is con- 
tiguous to the land which Orange Presbytery recently purchased 
for the development of a new church in Jamestown. In order to 
receive this gift, it will be necessary for Orange Presbytery to 
adopt the following resolution: 

RESOLVED, that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery recom- 
mend to Orange Presbytery that the following resolution be 
adopted by Orange Presbytery at its June 27, 1968, Stated 
Meeting: 

RESOLVED, that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be author- 
ized and directed to receive from Cedarwood, Inc., a gift of a 
strip of land approximately thirty feet wide and 1,186.5 feet 
long, containing .82 acres of land, contiguous with the north 
line of the land in Jamestown Township, Guilford County, 
North Carolina, recently purchased from Laura Lake Chadwick 
and others by Orange Presbytery. 

The Executive Secretary is directed to express the thanks of 
Orange Presbytery and the Trustees of Orange Presbytery for 
the generous donation by Cedarwood, Inc., for the work of the 
Church. 

II. HILLVIEW SITUATION 

The Hillview Church matter was presented in court on May 20, 21, 
in Wentworth, North Carolina. There is still to be another hearing 
at which time possibly the judge will render a decision. It is hoped 
that this will take place sometime during the summer months. The 
indefiniteness is due to the crowded court docket. We shall keep 
you apprised of any significant changes in this situation. 

SPECIAL STUDY COMMITTEE 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Charles Fitz- 
patrick, and the following recommendations were adopted: 



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1. That Orange Presbytery hold an adjourned Session in the fall of 

1968 for the purpose of studying the Plan of Union with The Re- 
formed Church of America. 

2. That whenever possible, Sessions elect commissioners to the January 

1969 meeting of Presbytery who have attended the study session. 

3. That Sessions hold special study meetings of their own to study 
The Proposed Plan of Union following the study meeting of the 
Presbytery. 

4. That the study meeting of Presbytery (See recommendation #1) 
be held on a Saturday, early in November, the specific date to be 
decided later. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe. After an amendment (recommendation 3) was adopted, 
the report as amended was approved as follows: 

We had three (3) books submitted to this meeting of Presbytery. The 
Session Minutes of the Cumnock and Jonesboro Churches were found 
to be in order without exception. The Session Minutes of the Siler 
City Church were found to be in order with the following exceptions: 

— Ordination and Installation of Deacon (Joe Norris) not properly 
recorded. 

— Congregational Meeting not properly called. 

— Minutes of Session for year not read and approved. 

The following churches still have failed to submit their Ses- 
sion Minutes for review in 1968 : 

Farmville Haywood 
Goldston Stoneville 
Gulf 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Session Minutes of Cumnock and Jonesboro Churches be 
approved without exception. 

2. That the Session Minutes of the Siler City Church be approved 
with the exceptions as noted. 

3. That Sessions which have not sent their Records to Presbytery 
in calendar 1968 be instructed to deliver their Sessional Records 
to the next meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. W. W. Peters, 
and was adopted as follows : 

The Standing Committee on BILLS AND OVERTURES has had placed 
in its hands the following items: 

1 Overture, from the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, 

Reidsville, N. C, requesting clarification regarding the rental of 

the Greensboro Coliseum for May 15, 1968; 
3 Communications, from 2 Sessions (1 outside Orange Presbytery) 

and 1 individual, requesting clarification re. the same action; 
16 Communications, from 1 Presbytery, 3 Sessions, and 11 individuals 

(2 outside Orange Presbytery), expressing the following concerns: 



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7 disapproval of the rental of the Greensboro Coliseum in the 
name of Orange Presbytery; 

2 objection to the position taken by Orange Presbytery relative 
to the objectives of the 'Toor Peoples' March"; 

1 objection to the appropriation of Presbytery funds for renting 
the Greensboro Coliseum; 

1 request for the resignation of all present members of the Church 
Extension Committee; 

1 request that all donations be returned to the donors; 

1 suggestion that Orange Presbytery should have provided an 
evangelistic service or counseling booth at the Coliseum; 

5 endorsement of the rental of the Coliseum; 

2 contributions toward the rental fee; 

2 offers of support other than contributions. 

All these communications, other than the Overture, are of such a nature 
that they do not require an answer from the Presbytery. The following 
is the Overture received: 

The Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Reidsville, N. C. 
respectfully overtures Orange Presbytery for clarification on the 
following two questions: 

1. By what authority did the Presbytery lease the Greensboro 
Coliseum on May 15th for the Southern Christian Leadership Con- 
ference ? 

2. By this action was it the intention of Orange Presbytery to 
sanction the Poor Peoples March on Washington? 

YOUR COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS: That Presbytery reply to the 
Overture from the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, 
N. C, as follows: 

1. That Question #1 be answered by reference to the action taken by 
Orange Presbytery in its 410th Stated Meeting on April 25, 1968, 
in adopting the report of the Church Extension Committee, reading 
in part as follows: 

'Tn response to the letter of concern relative to 'Crisis in the 
Nation' from the Executive Secretaries of our denomination 
Board of National Ministries, World Missions, Christian Edu- 
cation and Women's Work, our Committee, in cooperation with 
the Christian Education Committee, has taken action: . . . 

c. To conduct whatever efforts may be possible to prevent 
riots, or to minister to human needs occurring as a result 
of riots and to conduct ministries of reconciliation. . . . 

e. To spend up to $5,000 to meet emergencies that may arise 
in connection with this situation during the next six 
months. . . ." 

2. That Question #2 be answered by reference to the news release 
from the Presbytery Office postmarked May 2, 1968, reading in 
part as follows: 

'Tn the interest of ministering to human needs and for the 
welfare of the whole community, the Presbytery of Orange has 



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contracted for the use of the Greensboro Coliseum by the 
Southern Christian Leadership Conference members for the 
scheduled stop in Greensboro on May 15th."; 

and by reference to the letter from K. M. Misenheimer, Chairman, 
Church Extension Committee, dated May 9, 1968, reading in part 
as follows: 

"It is generally agreed that our Committee was neither for 
nor against supporting the march." 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lowry Mc- 
Bath, and was adopted as follows : 

On behalf of Orange Presbytery, the Committee on Resolutions wishes 
to express our gratitude to the Session and Congregation of Mebane 
Presbyterian Church, together with the pastor. Dr. Ben F. Brown, and 
the exchange pastor, the Reverend Robert W. Bruce, pastor of the New 
Haven on Forth Parish Kirk, Edinburg, Scotland, for serving as host to 
the 411st Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. Your facilities were 
more than adequately comfortable to serve our physical needs as the 
court was in session; your welcome was warm and friendly, touching 
our common fellowship in Christ; and your provisions of refreshment 
and food were both delicious and nourishing. We especially thank all 
those who gave of themselves in service of time and substance to regis- 
ter commissioners, to serve refreshment and to prepare and serve lunch. 
All was done smoothly and efficiently, making our day with you a most 
enjoyable and comfortable meeting. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Pres- 
bytery voted to adjourn, with the closing prayer being offered 
by Rev. Jerry C. McCann. 

John E. Eliason, Moderator 
Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 



Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED TWELFTH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Ociober 24, 1968 

The Four Hundred Twelfth Stated Meeting of Orange Presby- 
tery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. John E. Eliason, 
at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 24, 1968, in the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. Presbytery was led 
in prayer by Rev. Allen C. McSween, Sr. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins (Burlington First) 

James H. Allen (UNC-G Campus 

Minister) 

Tom B. Anderson Howard Fogleman, Jr. . . Burlington First 

W. 0. Payne Burlington First 

Lewis W. Bledsoe John D. Ralston Guilford Park 

David Blue Dan Kruger Dogwood Acres 

Leon Crawford Whispering Pines 

Coy R. Bovender David E. Moore Faith 

Ben F. Brown John Latta Mebane 

Clifford D. Caldwell Max H. Cooke High Point First 

Cecil C. Callis Jack Leonard Redeemer 

Charles R. Carter J. G. White Forest Hills 

William Chappell W. W. Barker New Hope 

Charles W. Coats John L. Purdy Speedwell 

W. C. Cooper Willis H. Owens Buffalo (L) 

L. French Cowan E. M. Sartin Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie Tom Futrell Fellowship 

John L. Davis Vandalia 

Frank A. Davison Wade N. Redding East Burlington 

William A. Dysard (Pittsboro) 

John E. Eliason Wade A. Staunton Piedmont 

Galen Elliott George Lasley Bethlehem 

Howard McAdams Efland 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . . Rifton J. Reese Bethel 

Joseph W. Flora (Greensboro First) 

Milton M. Foust (Church Extension) 

Samuel R. Fudge (Administrator) 

Joseph M. Garrison Harold M. Bailey Covenant 

T. A. Guiton Lee P. Thomas St. Andrews 

John A, Waddell Wayside 

Fred Horton (Student) 

Robert S. Ledbetter Thomas R. McPherson . . . Yanceyville 

John H. Leith (UTS Professor) 

Wilkes Macauley Hugh Fitzpatrick Asheboro First 

William E. Massey, Jr (Greensboro First) 

Carl May (Starmount) 

W. Lowry McBath Robert N. Smith Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann Reuben E. Mercer St. Paul 

Angus W. McGregor . . . . L. E. Robertson Madison 

Allen C. McSween, Sr. ... Charles S, Wilkins Starmount 



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James F. Miller Mrs. K. L, Whittington . . Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer (Covenant) 

C. N. Morrison (Retired) 

Marion J. Murray (Retired) 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr (Professor) 

W. T. Perkins J. W. Brown Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters W. B. Compton Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff (Retired) 

A. V. Ray (Hope View) 

H. M. Raynal Clee Pierce Morningside 

John A, Redhead, Jr W. H. Andrews, Jr Greensboro First 

Owen Cooke Greensboro First 

Henry Myers Greensboro First 

Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

M. H. Saunders Harry M. Clark Westview 

Buie Seawell Charles E. Kip Reconciliation 

Sam C. Smith Bill Hendrix Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson, Jr (Administrator) 

R. H. Stone (Retired) 

William Strickland University 

James S. R. Tippens (Administrator) 

Donald E. Trent A. D. Angel Glenwood 

William D. Varker Richard K. Hunter Westminster 

James J. Watkins H. C. McPherson Randolph 

Roy E. Watts (Retired) 

Worth N. Watts Robert Spence Trinity 

Charles C. West Thomas M. Williams .... Greenwood 

Elinos A. Whitlock Max Gardner Memorial 

Norman M. Whitney .... Don Boggs, Jr Bethany 

Ben F. Williams (Professor) 

John A. Womeldorf J. Sam Hudson Bethesda 

James E. Wood J. B. McLeod White Hill 

J. R. Woods Ray Crowder Smyrna 

J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

Clyde Wray, Jr Harry D. Knight Riverview 

Ralph M. Morrison El Bethel 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr (Milton) 

Charles B. Yeargan Henry A. Bradhaw, Sr. . . Springwood 

Johnnie T. Hooks Brentwood 

G. L. McNeill Broadway 

John W. Medearis Buffalo (G) 

E. Kerr Freshwater Hawfields 

Clarice Hutchins Crestwood 

James A. Roney Cross Roads 

G. T. Sykes Eden First 

A. W. Isley Eno 

Charles G. Waddell, Jr. . Fairfield 

J. C. Ellis Sanford First 

Harlton McKee Hillsborough 

J. C. Wilkinson Griers 

Ira T. Miller Little River 

Ray U. Grifiin Northside 

Clarence Cameron Salem 

Mrs. J. H. Wilkinson .... Sedgeheld 

W. O. Smith, Jr Red House 

J. C. Sumner Shiloh 

CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

According- to the official registration cards, the following 
churches had no Ruling- Elder present: Cumnock, Edgewood, 



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Euphronia, Farmville, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, Hope View, 
Joyce, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Oakview, Pittsboro, Pleasant 
Grove, Pocket, Siler City, Stoneville, University, Vandalia. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. Charles R. Carter, Pastor of Forest Hills Church of 
High Point, the Moderator in Nomination, was elected Mod- 
erator by acclamation. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Norman Whitney and Rev. Frank Davison were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Dr. Tom B. Anderson, Pastor of the First Church, Burlington, 
was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 113th Stated Meet- 
ing of Orange Presbytery. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder Richard K. Hunter of the Westminster Church 
warmly welcomed Presbytery to Greensboro and the Westminster 
Church. 

COURTESIES 

Rev. Vv^illiam Varker, Pastor of the Westminster Church, gave 
an additional word of welcome and made necessary announce- 
ments. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The report was presented by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
The Docket was adopted as follows, with these amendments : 

1. Elder H. G. McLean to report for the Trustees of St. Andrews 
College at the same time as the Council report. 

2. Sessional Records Committee to report at same time as Special 
Committees. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED TWELFTH STATE MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

OCTOBER 24, 1968—9:00 A.M. 

9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. John E. Eliason, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. Charles Carter, Moderator in 
Nomination, Forest Hills Church, 
High Point, N. C. 

Election of Temporary Clerk: Rev. Norman Whitney, 

Bethany 

Rev. Frank Davison, 
East Burlington 



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Nomination of Next Moderator 

Address of Welcome: Mr. Richard K. Hunter 

Courtesies: Rev. William Varker 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work: 

Dr. Joseph Garrison 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
9:45 A.M. Opening Worship: Rev. John E. Eliason, Moderator 

Sermon: ''The Greatest Thing in the 
World" Corinthians 13 

10:15 A.M. Recess Period 
10:30 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 

Council of Orange: Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chairman 

1. Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman 

2. Memorial Resolution Re.: The Late Fred Carlson, Chm. 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery- 
Committee on Stewardship Promotion: Rev. Lee Adkins 

Acting Chairman 

11:00 A.M. Higher Education: Rev. James F. Miller, Acting Chairman 

1. Rev. Thomas J. C. Smythe, Dean of Students at UNC-G 

2. St. Andrews College Forward Program 
Commission of the Minister and His Work: Dr. Tom Anderson, 

Chm. 

Administrative Commission: Re.: Springwood Presbyterian 

Church 

Rev. William Varker, Chm. 

12:30 P.M. Recess for Lunch 
1:40 P.M. Reconvene 

1:45 P.M. Nominations Committee Report: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chm. 

1. Committee Personnel Replacements for 1969 

2. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 
2:15 P.M. Recess 

2:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, 

Chm. 

Women of the Church: Rev. J. Russell Woods, Chairman 

Mrs. W. S. Stone, President of Women 
of Orange 

Homes Committee Report: Rev. David Blue, Chairman 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Mr. W. Owen Cooke 
Salaries Committee Report: Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chairman 
Report of Special Committees: 

Records and Amendments: Rev. Lewis Bledsoe 
Special Studies Committee: Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick 
New Business 

Time and Place of next meeting: Glenwood Presbyterian 

Church, January 23, 1969 

Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 

PARLIAMENTARIANS 

Rev. W. W. Peters and Rev. H. M. Raynal were appointed 
Parliamentarians by the Moderator. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Ruling Elder Edward Miller of the UPUSA Church and Ruling 
Elder Byron Ward of the First Church, St. Petersburg, Florida 



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were introduced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. Rev. 
Nat K. Reiney, President of Barium Springs Home for Children, 
v^as introduced and given the privilege of the floor. Mr. William 
Atkins of Presbyterian Home was also given the privilege 
of the floor. Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time were introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following ministers were granted excuses for this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Donald A. Campbell W. Lowry McBath (2:30) 

J. Earl Adkins James H. Allen (2:30) 

Harry E. Smith Richard S. Watt 

Charles Fitzpatrick (afternoon) W. W. Peters (3:45) 

Ben F. Brown (afternoon) 

2. Resignations were accepted from Committees of Presbytery 
as follows: 

Class of 

1) Rev. John L. Davis, Church Extension 1969 

2) Rev. Cecil Callis, Christian Education 1970 

3) Mr. Victor King, Ministers' Salaries 1970 

4) Rev. Wm. D. Varker, Sessional Records 1970 

5) Mr. Max Cooke, Stewardship and Promotion 1968 

6) Rev. John Eliason, Christian Education 1970 

7) Mr. L. E. Milling, Church Extension 1970 

8) Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, General Funds 1970 

9) Rev. Lee W. Adkins, Commission on the Minister and 

His Work 1969 

10) Mr. Richard Barnwell, Stewardship and Promotion 1970 

All resignations are effective immediately, except that of 
Rev. Lee W. Adkins, which becomes effective January 1, 1969. 

3. Invitations to entertain Presbytery were accepted from 
the Glenwood Church, Greensboro, for January 23, 1969 ; 
and from the Piedmont Church, Burlington, for June 26, 
1969. 

4. A communication from the Stated Clerk of the Synod of 
North Carolina relative to Synod attendance was read and 
received as information. 

5. Communications from the General Assembly relative to 
the Day of Prayer and Fasting and the Plan of Union 
were read and received as information. 

6. Certificates of Reception were received and admitted to 
record as follows : Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr., who was 
received by Guyandotte Presbytery, Synod of West Vir- 
ginia on July 20, 1968, and Rev. J. William Orders, Jr., 
who was received by the Presbytery of Wilmington, Synod 
of North Carolina, on August 27, 1968. 

7. Minutes of the Commission to Ordain Allen Crews Mc- 
Sween, Jr. were received and admitted to record as follows : 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN ALLEN CREWS McSWEEN, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Starmount Presbyterian Church July 21st 4:00 PM and was con- 
vened with prayer by Rev. Dr. John H. Leith. Members present: MIN- 
ISTERS: Allen C. McSween, Dr. John H. Leith, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
and ELDERS: R. B. Gentry, H. P. Morrison, W. S. Vincent. A Quorum 
was present. Elder W. S. Vincent was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Dr. John H. Leith 
preached the Sermon. Text: Math. 12-38-42, Sermon: Discerning the 
Signs of the Times. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. recited the proceed- 
ings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the 
Minister. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Allen Crews 
McSween, Jr. was Ordained with prayer and the laying of hands of the 
Presbytery according to Paragraph 27-2, 27-6, 27-10, Book of Church 
Order. Elder Mr. H. P. Morrison delivered the charge to the Minister. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Ordained Minister. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder R. B. Gentry. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
W. S. Vincent, Clerk 

OPENING WORSHIP 

Opening- Worship was led by the Retiring Moderator, Rev. 
John E. Eliason, Pastor of the Piedmont Church. After the 
singing of ''A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," Mr. Eliason de- 
livered a sermon entitled "The Greatest Thing in the World," 
preaching on I Corinthians 13. 

MEMORIAL 

Dr. Ben F. Brown presented a Memorial to Dr. W. M. Baker. 
A motion was adopted that copies of the Memorial be sent to 
the family of Dr. Baker, and that it be admitted to record as 
follows : 

MEMORIAL 
WILLIAM MclLWAIN BAKER 
1885 - 1968 

William Mcllwain Baker was born on January 14, 1885 in the historic 
Hopewell Presbyterian Church Community of Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina. His father was Granderson Alexander Baker and his mother 
was Joanna Elizabeth Campbell. He married Virginia Kirk of Grayson 
County, Virginia on October 21, 1914. No children were born of this 
union, but their home became the home of Mrs. Baker's niece and 
nephew, Mrs. Clinton S. Courson (Elizabeth Porter) now of Fort Lauder- 
dale, Florida, and Charles Reid Porter of Mebane. The Bakers served 
as foster parents of these through much of their youth and college days. 
Another niece of Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Robert Gleason (Sue Lipps) now of 
Orono, Maine, lived with them for four years during her youth and 
shared in the blessings of the home. 

After attending the Public Schools of North Carolina, Dr. Baker 
graduated from Davidson College with the A.B. Degree in 1909. He 
spent one year in Home Mission work in western North Carolina, and 
then entered Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, where he 
graduated with the B.D. Degree in 1913. He was immediately licensed 



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to preach by King's Mountain Presbytery at Shelby, North Carolina on 
May 12, 1913. That fall he was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by 
Wilmington Presbytery at Wallace, North Carolina. He served as City 
Missionary and Evangelist in Wilmington, North Carolina for four and 
one-half years (1913-1918) under the First Presbyterian and St. Andrews 
Presbyterian Churches of that city. In the summer of 1918 he became 
the pastor of the Mt. Olive and Calypso Presbyterian Churches of Wil- 
mington Presbytery and served there fruitfully for twelve years. While 
serving these two churches, upon the invitation of a Baptist, he began 
a new work in a rural, non-Presbyterian community near Mt. Olive. This 
work came to be called Baker's Chapel, and after its organization in 
1934 it was named the Baker Presbyterian Church. 

Dr. Baker became pastor of the Mebane Presbyterian Church, Orange 
Presbytery, in January of 1930 and continued until September 1955 when 
at the age of 70 he was Honorably Retired by Presbytery. The Mebane 
Church observed its Centennial this year. Thus, Dr. Baker's ministry 
of over twenty-five and one-half years covered a fourth of the church's 
history and was the longest pastorate of any of its ministers. Even 
though he was 70 years old and had been Honorably Retired by the 
Presbytery he was immediately called by the Crestwood and Randolph 
Churches of High Point as Stated Supply. The work there grew rapidly, 
and after a few months the Crestwood Church called him for full time 
service. When he went to Crestwood the church membership stood at 
26, although only 18 could be accounted for. That year, 1955, 11 new 
members were received. Sixty-eight were received in 1956, 40 in 1957, 
110 in 1958, and 66 in 1959 — a total of 295 communicants received as 
Stated Supply in a little over four years. During this time the church 
secured a new lot and built the first three units of a contemplated five- 
unit plant. At 75, according to church law, he was again retired and 
went back to Mebane where he and Mrs. Baker built a home among the 
people he had served so long and so well. However, he didn't go into 
retirement! He filled the pulpit of the Little River Church for 18 
months and continued to fill other pulpits and render other varied serv- 
ices until the illness, of over two years duration, which resulted in his 
death on July 17, 1968. He served in Orange Presbytery for 38 years. 
The funeral service was held in the Mebane Presbyterian Church, and 
was conducted by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. He was assisted by the 
Reverend Robert W. Bruce, Newhaven-on-Forth Parish Church, Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, summer exchange minister of the Mebane Church. 

Dr. Baker was an able, conscientious, and valued Presbyter. He served 
as member and chairman of many Presbytery and other church com- 
mittees. When serving as a Home Mission W^orker in Ashe and Alle- 
ghany Counties of this state following his graduation from Davidson 
College he helped to lay the foundations for the Glade Valley School. 
When a camp for Orange Presbytery was conceived he was one of the 
prime movers in the establishment of Camp New Hope. Throughout his 
ministry he was interested in and vitally connected with youth work. 
For many years Dr. and Mrs. Baker served as leaders in youth con- 
ferences at both the Presbytery and Synod levels where they were quite 
popular with the young people. Mrs. Baker always ably assisted her 
husband in the various areas of the work of the church. 

Dr. Baker was an able preacher and teacher of the Word of God. He 
sounded the truth of Christ with courage, devotion, honor and love. Upon 
reflecting on Dr. Baker's ministry many simply say, ''He was a good 
man." Like another good man, Barnabas, it was true because "he was 
full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and much people was added to the 
Lord." (Acts 11:24) He was always open to new ways to get the message 
to people. During the gas rationing days of World War H, the East 
Mebane Chapel was started. Through his ministry there many were 
brought to Christ and into the church. Wherever he lived Dr. Baker 
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but to the whole of the community. People of all social and economic 
levels, people of all races, people of various denominations sought his 
counsel, his help, and his encouragement. He translated his words into 
deeds of love and help and kindness. The years of the great depression 
and his early years in Mebane coincided. There were only one or two 
welfare or social workers in Alamance County. There were little or no 
public funds for relief. In actual fact Dr. Baker became the "Relief 
Agency and worker" in the whole Mebane area. Because he cared, many 
children were able to have clothes, shoes, and other supplies in order 
that they could go to school. Because he cared, many families had 
something to eat. His work was always done with such tact that none of 
those helped lost their personal self-respect. Many delinquent boys (not 
in his own congregation) had his love and wise counsel as he consented 
for the court to parole a number of them under his supervision. He 
followed closely after his Master who "came not to be ministered unto 
but to minister." In this day of the activist, those who want to get out 
and get with life as it is, it is refreshing to be reminded of one of the 
Master's men, who without protests, marches, or fanfare, quietly fed the 
hungry, clothed the naked, visited those in prison, and served all who 
had need. 

He showed his interest in the total life of the community by active 
participation in community activities and by membership in civic clubs. 
He was a member of the Rotary Club in Mt. Olive, the Kiwanis Club 
in Mebane and other organizations. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and 
served as the secretary of the Bingham Lodge, Mebane for 22 years. 

Dr. Baker's ministry was recognized and honored by two of our Edu- 
cational Institutions. Presbyterian Junior College, Maxton, North Caro- 
lina awarded him the William Black Citation for distinguished service 
in the ministry. In like manner, Davidson College, in 1962, conferred on 
him the Degree of Doctor of Divinity. Taking into account the contribu- 
tions he made to the Kingdom of God after retirement age the Davidson 
Citation read in part: 

"Unwilling even in the winter of life to fold his hands 
in earned repose, but, in a far richer sense that was 
true of the noble Cato: 'Even in old age itself he 
fluorished and bore fruit beyond the rest of men.' " 
As one contemplates his life and ministry three words stand out — 
humility, integrity, and love. He was an humble man. It was a humility 
born of the fact that he walked humbly with God and was always ready 
to obey Him. He knew that his gifts and his powers were God-given 
and hence there was no reason to boast. Being humble, gentle, and 
loving all people could approach him. But in addition to his humility 
and gentleness he was a man of integrity with a backbone of steel. 
One always knew where he stood — on the side of right, of truth, of 
justice. It was never a matter of expediency, never a matter of court- 
ing favor, never a matter of overlooking faults and sins in others, but 
what was right and what was best. The sincerity of his motives was 
apparent. You could count on what he said. In addition to his hu- 
mility and integrity, there was his love — love for God and love for 
his fellowman. His love to God was clearly demonstrated in his love 
and service for his fellowmen. The ideas contained in these three words, 
humility, integrity, and love, given in a different order were what Micah 
said constituted genuine religion: "What doth the Lord require of thee 
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy 
God." (Micah 6:8) It has been said that "a saint is someone in whom 
Christ loves again." Surely, William Mcllwain Baker was such a man! 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 10:15 A.M. and reconvened at 10:30 
A.M. 



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APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures 

Rev. John E. Eliason, Chairman 

Rev. Cecil C. Callis 

Ruling Elder Don E. Boggs, Jr. 
Resolutions 

Rev. James Watkins, Chairman 

Rev. William T. Perkins 

Ruling Elder John W. Brov^n 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 

Ruling Elder Paul Boone presented the report of the sub- 
committee on Audit and Budget. The report as contained in the 
Council report was approved, and the Audit Report was ad- 
mitted to record as follows : 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
Year Ended December 31, 1967 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

APPLE AND BELL 

Certified Public Accountants 

Burlington, North Carolina 
The Council of Orange Presbytery- 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Gentlemen: 

We have examined the books and records of Orange Presbytery for 
the year ended December 31, 1967 and based on data obtained therefrom, 
w^e have prepared the following statements: 
Exhibit A — Benevolence Fund 

Schedule A-1 — General Assembly and Synod Assessment Fund 
Exhibit B — Church Extension Fund 

Schedule B-1 — Debenture Bonds and Debt Service Fund 

Exhibit C— OflSce of Orange Fund 

Exhibit D — Christian Education and Camp 'New Hope 

Exhibit E— Trust Funds 
Our examination w^as made in accordance w^ith generally accepted audit- 
ing standards and included such procedures as we considered necessary in 
the circumstances except as noted in the immediately following paragraph. 
All checking and savings accounts which were examined were found to be in 
order. 

We did not confirm loan balances at December 31, 1967, or evaluations 
of investments or properties owned by Orange Presbytery. In many cases, 
the expense classifications as determined by oflEice personnel were used by 
us in our report. This, of course, did not affect the over-all disbursements 
for the calendar year. Some of these statements reflect transactions and 
cash balances as of January, 1968 dates. This was done to show all benev- 
olence that should be included in 1967. 

In our opinion, the accompanying statement of cash receipts and dis- 
bursements present fairly the recorded cash transactions of the funds of 
Orange Presbytery which we examined for the year ended December 31, 
1967. 

Yours very truly, 
Apple and Bell 



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October 9, 1968 

Exhi 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
BENEVOLENCE FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year Ended December 31, 1967 



Assembly 

Presbytery Assessment $ 6,518.72 

Benevolences 192',06o'.10 $198,578.82 



Synod 

Presbytery Assessment $11,109.28 

Less: Paid through Tax Account 500.00 10,609.28 



Benevolences 137,597.22 

St. Andrews Guidance Center 250.00 

Friends of Seminary 422.25 148,878.75 



Presbytery 

Church Extension (Exhibit B) 140,445.22 

Office of Orange (Exhibit C) ' 36,722.51 

Christian Education and Camp 

New Hope (Exhibit D) 46,966.61 

Glade Valley 9,795.56 

Payments to Mrs. K. L. Whittington 

on retirement 2,400.00 

Less: Paid through Tax Account 1,400.00 1,000.00 



Ministers Vacation Fund 200.00 

World Mission Furlough 1,023.60 

Presbytery Tax (Schedule A-1) 1,940.00 238,093.50 



Other Non-Budget 

Riverview Church 94.00 

Mrs. Don Padgett— UNICEF 3.00 97.00 



Other Items 

Church Extension Money Withdrawn 

from Savings 1,000.00 

Alamance Presbyterian Church — 

Refund for Overpayment on 

1967 Benevolence Acceptances 1,750.50 2,750.50 



$588,398.57 

The period covered in this report runs through January 8, 1968 so that 
December 1967 benevolences can be included herein. 

Note: The attached transmittal letter is an integral part of this statement 
and should be read in conjunction therewith. 

Schedule A-1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SYNOD ASSESSMENT FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Year Ended December 31, 1967 

Cash in Bank at Beginning of Year $ 500.94 

Add: Deposits from Benevolence Fund ^ 1,940.00 



Deduct: 

Remittance to Synod of North Carolina 



2,440.94 

$ 500.00 



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Payments to Mrs, K. L. Whittington 

on Retirement 1,400.00 1,900.00 



Cash in Bank at End of Year 
North Carolina National Bank 

(Acct. #021030549) $ 540.94 



Recommended Membership Proposed Tax 

900 and above @ 88^^ per capita $ 5,862.56 

600-899 @ SS<:- per capita 3,917.60 

300-599 @ 784' per capita 5,485.77 

299 and under @ 73('- per capita 4,884.43 



$20,150.36 



General Assembly Assessment 

25,072 X 26c per capita $ 6,518.72 

Paid through Benevolence Fund to 

Mr. James A. Millard, Jr. $ 6,518.72 



Synod Assessment 

25,072 X 26(r per capita 11,109.28 
Paid through Benevolence Fund to 

Dr. Harold J. Dudley $10,609.28 
Paid as above 500.00 



$11,109.28 



Presbytery Employment Retirement 

25,072 X 10<- per capita 2,507.20 
Paid to Mrs. K. L. Whittington 

through Benevolence Fund $ 1,000.00 

Paid as above 1,400.00 



$ 2,400.00 



$20,135.20 

Note: The attached transmittal letter is an integral part of this statement 
and should be read in conjunction therewith. 

Exhibit B 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCH EXTENSION FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year Ended December 31, 1967 

Balance, per Report Rendered for Year 

Ended December 31, 1966 $ 18,389.82 

Receipts 

Through Benevolences (Exhibit A) $140,445.22 

Less: Received January 8, 1968 15,599.26 $124,845.96 



Security Life and Trust Co. 

(10 shares stock) 244.00 

D. P. Foust Estate Fund 1,830.00 
St. Paul Presbyterian Church — 

Loan Repayment 100.00 
Faith Presbyterian Church — 

Loan Repayment 1,269.13 

Savings Account Withdrawals 24,750.00 153,039.09 



$171,428.91 



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Disbursements 

Salaries — Church Extension Workers 
Salary for Buie Seawell — 

Chapel Hill Church 
Prison Ministry — Rev. J. E. McMillan 
CAPCW— Eric Lacy 
Reidsville Work — Charles Coats 
Missionary Aid Receiving Churches 
MAF— Rev. Cecil Callis 
EAF — Vernon Grimes 
Insurance — Pritchett and Grimes 
Summer Student 
Taxes on Employees 

State Taxes $ 

F.I.C.A. and Federal 

Appropriations 

Vandalia Building Fund $ 
Church of the Cross 
Reconciliation 
Riverview 

Grants in Aid to Churches 

St. Paul $ 
Whispering Pines 
Tanyard Road Project 
Fellowship Property 

Balances Carried Forward 



400.60 
3,299.86 



1,400.00 
2,889.24 
19,925.00 
8,000.00 



4,500.00 
2,000.00 
25,663.11 
5,681.00 



$ 12,626.47 

3,375.00 
1,100.00 
800.46 
840.00 
16,375.00 
253.00 
528.00 
313.88 
300.00 



3,700.46 



32,214.24 



37,844.11 



$110,270.62 $171,428.91 



Exhibit B 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCH EXTENSION FUND 



STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 



Year Ended December 31, 
Balances Brought Forward 
Disbursements (continued) 

Cedarwood Property 

Property Taxes 

Insurance on Property 

Youth Conference 

Reimbursements to Benevolence 
Account 

Office Expenses 

Transferred to Savings Account 
Bond Retirement (Schedule B-1) 
Witness Retreat 
Committee Expenses 
Office Supplies — Orange, 

Lee and Caswell Counties 
Sidewalk Assessment — Burlington 
Assessment — Westridge Property 
Other Expenses (Honorariums, 

extra Secretarial Help, 

Moving Expense-Foust, etc.) 



1967 

$110,270.62 

13,578.77 
295.88 
199.00 
150.00 

3,443.13 
98.95 
23,000.00 
10,431.75 
45.00 
2,247.65 

200.00 
751.40 
250.00 



$171,428.91 



923.38 165,885.53 



Cash in Operating Account as of December 31, 1967 

North Carolina National Bank 

Greensboro, North Carolina 
Note: The attached transmittal letter is an integral part of this statement 
and should be read in conjunction therewith. 



$ 5,543.38 



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Schedule B-1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
DEBENTURE BONDS AND DEBT SERVICE FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year Ended December 31, 1967 

Debenture 
Bond 



Interest 
Total Debt 
Service 

Debentures Issued $100,000.00 



Redeemed for 1958-1966 $ 56,100.00 

Correction for 1966 200.00 $ (200.00) 

$ 56,300.00 $ (200.00) 



Debentures Outstanding at 

Beginning of Year 
Interest for Year 1987 



Transfer from Church Extension 
(Exhibit B) for debt service 



43,700.00 $43,700.00 
$2,131.75* 2,131.75 

43,700.00 $2,131.75 $45,831.75 

8,300.00 2,131.75 10,431.75 



Debentures Outstanding at End of Year $ 35,400.00 $ —0— $35,400.00 
^Interest $2,082.50 
Agent Cost on Bond Issue 49.25 



$2,131.75 



Note: The attached transmittal letter is an integral part of this statement 
and should be read in conjunction therewith. 

Exhibit C 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
OFFICE OF ORANGE FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Period from January 10, 1967 through December 31, 1967 
Balance at January 12, 1967 $13,627.92 
Receipts 

Through Benevolence (Exhibit A) $36,722.51 

Less: Received January 8, 1968 5,085.98 $31,636.53 



Other 18.67 31,655.20 



$45,283.12 

Disbursements 



Executive Secretary 


$8,150.04 


Minister Annuity 


1,070.18 


Office Salaries 


8,420.84 


Payroll Taxes 


1,376.98 


Payments on Manse 


1,831.90 


Manse Maintenance and Operation 


1,235.50 


Building Maintenance 


1,569.46 


Telephone 


1,032.77 


Postage and Office Supplies 


2,011.33 


Petty Cash 


115.00 


Equipment — Service Contracts 


144.00 


Lot — Robeson Estate 


1,250.00 



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Automotive Expense 


709.75 


v^uiiiiiiitLct; dim xidvfcji 


Dyi.i4 


Auto Payments 


"1 /^Ck/^ A"1 

1,090.91 


Stewardship Promotion 


ACtO OA 


Other Committee Expenses 




Stated Clerk Expense 


1,568.67 


Insurance 


1,251.76 


Office Replacement — Equipment 


661.79 


Miscellaneous 


441.41 


Checks #4050 through #4065 not included in 




Presbytery records for 1967 but excluded 




from Auditors 1966 Report 


5,892.93 



Balance at December 31, 1967 $ 1,551.42 

Note: The attached transmittal letter is an integral part of this statement 
and should be read in conjunction therewith. 



Exhibit D 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year Ended December 31, 1967 



Balance at Beginning of Year 

Receipts 

Orange Presbytery (Exhibit A) 
Less: Received January 8, 1968 

Registrations 
Dining Hall 
Store Sales 
Insurance 
Richardson Fund 
Miscellaneous 
Transfer from Savings 



Disbursements 

Christian Education 
Committee Meetings 
Camp and Conferences 
Children 
Youth 
Adult 

Christian Action 

Home and Family 

Miscellaneous 
Office — Area Director 

Telephone 

Office Supplies 

Secretary 

Office Expansion 

Social Security 
Director's Expense 

Salary 

Annuities 

Car Allowance 



$46,966.61 
6,588.52 



953.67 
446.75 
1,403.53 
2,000.65 
1,883.44 
169.92 
516.08 
50.00 

463.08 
473.98 
1,161.94 
621.72 
37.80 

6,300.00 
844.56 
1,200.00 



$ 8,395.37 



$40,378.09 

17,440.75 
10,947.03 
1,080.65 
200.60 
951.36 
1,756.42 
2,601.67 



75,356.57 



$83,751.94 



$ 7,424.04 



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Insurance 254.25 

Extra Travel 291.06 

Enrichment and Training 116.43 9,006.30 

Manse 

Maintenance — Buildings and Grounds $ 108.51 

Fuel 180.28 

Utilities 422.34 711.13 

Balances Carried Forward $19,899.99 $83,751.94 

Exhibit D 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Year Ended December 31, 1967 

Balances Brought Forward $19,899.99 $83,751.94 

Disbursements (Continued) 

Camp and Conference Program 

Staff Salaries $4,520.00 

Program Material and Supplies 982.17 

Maintenance of Camp Site 490.71 

Recreation Supplies 92.89 

Infirmary Supplies 75.28 

Laundry 11.98 6,173.03 

Camp Staff 

Salaries $7,946.64 

Cooks 4,999.43 

Social Security 845.82 

Extra Help 1,073.98 

Enrichment and Training 242.72 

Staff Annuity (Retirement) 308.24 

Travel 250.08 15,666.91 

Camp Office 

Office Supplies $ 285.48 

Postage 338.07 

Printing and Publicity 769.76 

Petty Cash (40.00) 1,353.31 

Utilities 

Telephone 755.56 

Electricity 1,665.00 

Fuel 1,755.74 4,176.30 

Insurance 

Buildings and Equipment $2,043.00 

Liability 308.98 

Automotive 512.82 

Medical— Campers and Employees 973.85 3,838.65 

Physical Plant and Equipment 

Repairs, Replacements, Maintenance of 

Grounds, Buildings and Equipment $1,629.55 

Automotive 747.19 

New Equipm.ent 201.91 

Maintenance Supplies 242.41 

Capital Improvements 2,044.74 4,865.80 



Balances Carried Forward 



$55,973.99 $83,751.94 



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Exhibit D 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 

> STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Year Ended December 31, 1967 

Balances Brought Forward $55,973.99 $83,751.94 

Disbursements (Continued) 
Food Service 

Food $12,760.89 

Supplies 1,239.28 14,000.17 
Camp Store 

Expenses Paid 637.44 
Miscellaneous 

Sales and Use Tax $ 344.16 

Miscellaneous 229.13 

Expended for Designated Contributions 50.00 623.29 
Debt Service — 

Paid to Jefferson Standard Life 

Insurance Company on Loan 8,652.48 



Total Disbursements 79,887.37 



$ 3,864.57 



Other Charge 

Transfer to Savings Account 2,556.49 



$ 1,308.08 

Credits 

Christian Education Expenses Total $7425.02 

whereas addition per report total $7423.72 .30 
Unlocated difference 1.47 1.77 



Balance at end of year $ 1,309.85 

Note: The bank balance was checked in our audit. This report was based on 
the financial summary as prepared by William H. Chappell, Treasurer. 
We did not attempt to verify the classification of expenditures or 
income. Our program of audit did not cover the savings account. 

Note: The attached transmittal letter is an integral part of this statement 
and should be read in conjunction therewith. 



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COUNCrL OF ORANGE, Continued 

The Chairman of the Council, Ruling Elder H. G. MacLean, 
introduced Ruling Elder W. Owen Cooke, who presented the 
following Memorial to Ruling Elder C. Fred Carlson, which was 
admitted to record : 

RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF C. FRED CARLSON 

C. Fred Carlson, a man respected and admired by all who knew him, 
died on July 23, 1968. 

His death brought to a close a life which began on April 9, 1901, 
when he was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He moved to Greensboro 
in 1917. He attended public schools in Greensboro and then enrolled 
in Washington and Lee University. Following his graduation from 
Washington and Lee, he worked for Vick Chemical Company, aiding in 
the development of its foreign markets, until 1933. In 1933, he became 
president of Monarch Elevator and Machine Company, a position which 
he held until 1962. In 1962, he became associate development officer 
for St. Andrews College and served in that position until the time of 
his death. 

He married Katherine Wharton of Greensboro, North Carolina, in 
1930. She and their two children, Robert F. Carlson and Mrs. Ann C. 
Patterson, survive him. 

These are the biographical facts, but biographical facts form only a 
part of the picture of a man's life. Let us reflect on some of the in- 
tangibles that made his life among us one worthy of recognition. 

Fred Carlson was a man of high principles. He maintained these prin- 
ciples untarnished in all that he did. They were evident in his business 
life, in his home life, and in his church life. He consistently proved 
the worth and merit of honesty, integrity, goodness, righteousness, and 
kindness. 

He enjoyed life and took pleasure in living. He was a pleasant person 
with a happy disposition. It was an enjoyable experience to be in his 
company. 

He always gave his best to any task that he undertook, whether he 
sought the task or whether the task sought him. It was in appreciation 
of this unique quality that he was chosen to serve as a trustee of Flora 
Macdonald College, a director of the Greensboro United Fund, president 
of Greensboro Industries, Inc., president of the Greensboro Kiwanis 
Club, and in many other similar capacities. He enthusiastically supported 
those things in which he believed and gave liberally of his time and 
talent to make his community a better one in which to live. 

He was an active Church member. His Church and all that it stood 
for were close to his heart. For many years, he was an Elder in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro where he performed his duties 
cheerfully and faithfully. He was interested in young people and in their 
proper spiritual growth. This interest prompted him to serve as a Sun- 
day School teacher, as a teacher of communicant classes, and to become a 
friend and confident of the young. He served as chairman of the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery and they, as Trustees, and, in turn. Presbytery 
profited from his wisdom and sound advice. He was a delegate to Pres- 
bytery on many occasions and actively participated in its deliberations. 
He attended meetings of Synod. He worked on numerous Church com- 
mittees and projects. He made himself useful and available whenever 
and wherever he could assist in the work of his Church. 

Lastly, and this most important of all, he tried to carry out the will 
of God for his life, as he understood that will to be, not only in the 
crises of his life but in his day-to-day living. In the last analysis, the 
quality of this effort is the test of the true worth of a man's life. 



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Fred Carlson was a fine Christian gentleman. His presence among 
us will be missed. As we pause to honor his memory today, let it be 
resolved by Orange Presbytery: 

FIRST: That we record upon the permanent records of this Presby- 
tery our appreciation of the life of C. Fred Carlson. 

SECOND: That we express our sorrow upon his death and that we 
extend our sympathy to his widow, his son and daughter, and to the 
other members of his family. 

THIRD: That this resolution be entered upon the minutes of this 
Presbytery and that a copy be sent to the members of his family. 

The report of the Council of Orange was adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Council requests Presbytery to forward a resolution of 
appreciation to attorney Richard Wharton for his firm's lengthy 
and helpful services in handling the Hillview Church litigation and 
that the Stated Clerk be requested to prepared and forward this 
resolution. 

2. That Presbytery hear a Memorial prepared by Elder W. Owen 
Cooke for the late Elder C. Fred Carlson and that Presbytery 
adopt and forward this resolution to the family. 

3. That Council requests Presbytery to discontinue the Special Com- 
mittee's on Capital Funds for Church Extension and Presbytery 
Office Building which have fulfilled their tasks and that the Stated 
Clerk be instructed to write letters of appreciation to committee 
members. 

4. That the Presbytery of Orange authorize the Moderator, Stated 
Clerk and Chairman of the Committee on Nominations to appoint 
a Capital Funds Drive Committee which will be related to the 
Bi-Centennial observance of the establishment of Orange Presby- 
tery. 

FOR INFORMATION: 

1. Miss Sara McNeill, area Director of Christian Education, has been 
invited to sit regularly as an advisory member of the Council, 
believing that this will enhance our total effectiveness. 

2. The Executive Secretary will call together the various personnel 
working in whole or in part in Presbytery in whatever capacity 
for a time of mutual sharing of information and ideas in the belief 
that this will greatly strengthen the total work of Presbytery. 

3. Mr. Paul Boone, Audit and Budget Subcommittee, will report 
noting particularly the deficit through September of this year. 
It has also been brought to the attention of Council that due to 
the raising of the salary minimum for ministers there is the likely 
possibility that the Church Extension Committee 1969 Budget 
request will be increased to help some churches provide the mini- 
mum. Also, the plight of the Christian Education Committee was 
noted. Due to the increased use of Camp New Hope by Presby- 
terians and the decreased use and revenue from outsiders, a sub- 
stantial shortage will exist this year of $2,000 which necessitates 
the increased budget request for 1968 for Christian Education of 
$8,000. 

These are acute conditions. The real problem centers in the fact 
that Presbytery has assigned tasks to the Church Extension and 
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to carry out these assignments. Presbytery needs to examine 
itself and be challenged to sustain the work it has undertaken 
by each church increasing its benevolences by no less than 10%. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. MacLean, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. James Miller, 
and was received as information. 

In conjunction with the report. Rev. James Allen introduced 
Rev. Thomas J. C. Smythe, Dean of Students at UNC-G, who 
spoke on the relationships between the student community and 
the Church. 

Dr. Tom B. Anderson presented the St. Andrews College 
Forward Program. 

The recommendations of the committee were adopted as 
follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

A. That Presbytery be in prayer for its candidates as they prepare 
for the ministry. 

B. That all ministers and sessions, through a definite program of 
enlistment carried forth in each church, challenge and encourage 
those who may be called to the gospel ministry. 

C. That Presbytery hear the Rev. Thomas J. C. Smythe, Dean of 
Students at UNC-G, at the conclusion of this report. 

D. That an amount of $2,000 be placed in the 1969 budget of Presby- 
tery to be used as a loan for candidates under the care of Orange 
Presbytery. 

E. That Presbytery approve a loan application for George Spransy 
from the Mary I. Smith loan fund in the amount of $200. 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report was presented by the Acting Chairman, Rev. Lee 
W. Adkins, and the following recommendations were adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That each church of Orange Prebytery give serious consideration 
to increasing its Stewardship Acceptance of the Budget of Pres- 
bytery for 1969 by at least 10% above its Acceptance for 1968. 

2. That each church of the Presbytery be requested to advise the 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee before December 10, 1968, 
the amount of its Acceptance of the budget of Orange Presby- 
tery for 1969. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report of the Commission was presented by the Chair- 
man, Dr. Tom B. Anderson. The report and the recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows: 



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I. Under authority granted by the Presbytery, your Commission on the 
Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission in 
the following matters: 

1. At a regular meeting of the Commission on August 13, 1968, the 
Rev. John Eliason appeared before the Commission to request 
that the pastoral relationship between himself and the Siler 
City Church be dissolved effective August 18, 1968, in order 
that he may accept the Call of the Piedmont Church as Pastor. 
Mr. Eliason advised that on July 28, 1968, a meeting of the con- 
gregation was held in which it concurred with him in his request. 
Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of Mr. Eliason 
was granted and the pulpit of the Siler City Church was declared 
vacant. 

2. At a regular meeting on August 13, 1968, the Reverend Coy 
Bovender appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Shiloh Presbyterian 
Church be dissolved effective August 31, 1968, in order that he 
may accept the Call of the Faith Church, Greensboro, N. C, as 
pastor. Mr. Bovender advised that a duly called congregational 
meeting on August 4, 1968, the congregation concurred in the 
request of Mr. Bovender. 

Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of Mr. Bovender 
was granted and the pulpit of the Shiloh Church was declared 
vacant. 

3. At a regular meeting on August 13, 1968, the Reverend Charles 
McNutt appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Northside Church 
be dissolved effective August 31, 1968, in order that he may 
accept the Call of the Westminster Church, Roanoke, Virginia, 
Montgomery Presbytery as Pastor. Ruling Elder, Roland Parton 
stated that at a duly called congregational meeting on July 14, 
1968, the Congregation reluctantly voted to concur in the re- 
quest of Mr. McNutt. 

Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of Mr. McNutt 
was granted, the pulpit of the Northside Church was declared 
vacant, and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send a Certificate 
of Transfer together with a letter of commendation to the 
Montgomery Presbytery, Synod of Virginia. 

4. At a regular meeting on August 13, 1968, the Reverend Norman 
Whitney appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Broadway and 
Salem Churches be dissolved effective August 15, 1968, in order 
that he may accept the Call of the Bethany Church as Pastor. 
A letter was presented from the Broadway and Salem Churches 
advising that congregational meetings had been held in the 
respective churches on July 21, 1968, in which each congregation 
voted reluctantly to concur with the request of Mr. Whitney. 

- Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Whitney 
was granted and the pulpit of the Broadway and Salem Churches 
were declared vacant. 

5. At a regular meeting on August 13, 1968, a request in writing 
was received from the Reverend J. William Orders that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Crestwood Church 
be dissolved effective August 31, 1968, in order that he might 
accept the Call of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wil- 
mington Presbytery as Pastor. A copy of the minutes of the 
congregational meeting of the Crestwood Church held on July 
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concur with the request of Mr. Orders. 

Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Orders 
was granted, the pulpit of the Crestwood Church was declared 
vacant and the Stated Clerk was requested to forward a Certifi- 
cate of Transfer and a letter of commendation to the Presbytery 
of Wilmington. 

6. At a regular meeting on September 10 the Reverend Harry 
Barnett appeared before the Commission to request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Cross Roads 
Church, be dissolved effective October 15, in order that he may 
accept the Call of the Collens Church, Kanawha Presbytery, 
West Virginia. Mr. Barnett indicated that at a meeting of the 
Congregation on September 1 the Congregation voted reluctantly 
to concur with him in his request. 

Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Barnett 
was granted, the pulpit of the Cross Roads Church was declared 
vacant and the Stated Clerk was requested to send a Certificate 
of Transfer together with a letter of commendation to Kanawha 
Presbytery. 

II. Acting in a capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following Calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The Congregation of the Faith Church, Greensboro, N. C, has 
called the Reverend Coy Bovender as Pastor. Terms of Call are: 

A. $7,020 Annual salary of which $1,500 is designated as Manse 
Expense. 

B. Free use of Manse. 

C. One month vacation. 

D. $800 Annual car allowance. 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
Policy for the minister and his family. 

F. 10% of Annual salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. 

G. Moving expense from Burlington to Greensboro. 

2. The Congregation of Bethany Church, Graham, N. C, has called 
the Reverend Norman Whitney as Pastor. Terms of the Call are: 

A. $6,200 Annual salary. 

B. Free use of Manse and all utilities. 

C. One month vacation. 

D. $1,200 Annual car allowance. 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
Policy for the minister and his family. 

F. 10% of Annual salary to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund. 

G. Moving expense from Sanford to Graham. 

3. The Congregation of the Piedmont Church, Burlington, N. C, 
has called the Reverend John Eliason as Pastor. Terms of the 
Call are: 

A. $6,500 Annual salary. 

B. $2,100 Annual manse allowance. 

C. One month vacation. 

D. $800 Annual car allowance. 

E. Cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
Policy for the Minister and his family. 

F. 10% of Annual salary to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund. 

G. Moving expense from Siler City to Burlington, N. C. 



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4. The Congregation of the Wentworth Church has voted to re-elect 
the Reverend J. Russell Woods as Pastor. Terms of the Call are: 

A. $2,800 Annual salary. 

B. $450 Annual car allowance. 

C. Free use of manse. 

D. 10% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund. 

E. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the 
Minister and his family, 

F. One month vacation. 

5. The Congregation of the Smyrna Church has voted to re-elect the 
Reverend J. Russell Woods as Pastor. Terms of the Call are: 

A. $2,800 Annual salary. 

B. $450 Annual car allowance. 

C. Free use of manse. 

D. 10% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund. 

E. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the 
minister and his family. 

F. One month vacation. 

6. Anticipating his arrival at the age of 70 on October 27, 1968, 
the congregation of the First Presbyteryian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C, has voted to re-elect the Reverend William Currie as 
Associate Pastor for a period of one year. Terms of Call are: 

A. $10,500 Annual salary. 

B. $2,100 Manse allowance. 

C. $1,000 Annual car allowance. 

D. 10% of Salary to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

E. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the 
minister and his family. 

F. Grant one month vacation. 

7. The congregation of the Guilford Park Church has voted to 
amend its Call to the Reverend Lewis Bledsoe effective July 1, 

1968. The salary is amended from $8,000 to $9,200 per year. 

8. In accordance with the practice of appointing an Ordained 
Minister of the Presbytery Moderator of the Session of Churches 
without a pastor, your Commission appointed the following 
ministers to serve as Moderator of the Session of vacant 
churches: 

Ira Efird, Shiloh Church 

Wilkes Macaulay, Siler City Church 

Charles Carter, Crestwood Church 

T. A. Guiton, Broadway & Salem Churches 

J. Marion Dick, Northside Church 

Galen Elliott, Little River Church 

9. The Commission took cognizance of the action of the General 
Assembly in its action approving the revision of the official 
plan of the Ministers' Annuity Fund to be effective January 1, 

1969, reading as follows: 

5-1 "The salary basis shall be the cash salary plus 20% of 
that cash salary for free use of manse if any. If the min- 
ister has more than one source of salary and has free 
use of manse owned by any one or more organizations 
paying his salary, the 20% shall be added to all sources. 



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''If the Minister does not have free use of a manse but 
in lieu therefore is paid a rental allowance, the total rental 
allowance shall be added to the cash salary in determining 
the total salary basis. 

''In determining the salary basis on which dues are to 
be paid the cash salary may include any other cash pay- 
ments made to or for the minister such as Manse utilities, 
allowance, automobile allowance, etc." 

A motion passed to bring to the attention of the Presbytery the 
action of the General Assembly of 1968 in revising the method 
of commuting the salary basis for contributions to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. 

10. Request was received of the Reverend Roy K. Patteson for 
permission to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery as 
a member of the faculty of Davidson County Community College. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Call of the Faith Church to the Reverend Coy Bovender 
be approved and the Call placed in his hands. 

2. That the Call of the Bethany Church to the Reverend Norman 
Whitney be approved and the Call placed in his hands. 

3. That the Call of the Piedmont Church to the Reverend John 
Eliason be approved and the Call placed in his hands. 

4. That the Calls of the Smyrna and Wentworth Churches to the 
Reverend J. Russell Woods for one year from December 2, 1968, 
to December 1, 1969, as Pastor be approved of the two Calls and 
placed in his hands. 

5. That the Call of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C, to the Reverend William Currie, as Associate Pastor for 
a period of one year from October 27, 1968, to October 26, 1969, 
be approved and the Call placed in his hands. 

6. That the change in the Call of the Guilford Park Church to the 
Reverend Lewis Bledsoe be approved. 

7. That at his request, the Reverend Roy Watts be granted per- 
mission to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery to 
serve as Interim Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Lex- 
ington, N. C, Concord Presbytery. 

8. That the churches of Orange Presbytery take cognizance of the 
action of the General Assembly of 1968 in revising the Official 
Plan of the Ministers' Annuity Fund effective January 1, 1969, 
providing in particular that the salary basis for computing the 
contributions to the Ministers' Annuity Fund shall be the salary 
basis plus 20% of that cash salary for free use of manse if any. 

9. That the churches of Orange Presbytery be reminded of the 
action of Orange Presbytery on April 25, 1968, in adopting a 
formula of minimum salaries for ministers of the Presbytery 
and that the adopted formula becomes effective January 1, 1969. 

10. That the request of Roy K. Patteson to labor outside the bounds 
of Orange Presbytery be granted. 

Installation Commissions were appointed as follows: 

1. The install Rev. Coy R. Bovender as Minister of the Faith Presby- 
terian Church on November 3, 1968 at 7:30 P.M.: 
Rev. William Varker — to preside and propound questions 
Rev. Allen C. McSween — to preach the sermon 
Rev. T. Henry Patterson — to charge the Congregation 



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Elder Charlie Wilkins — to charge the Pastor 
Elder Phil Lynch — to offer the prayer 
Elder Porter Page 

2. To install Rev. John E. Eliason as Minister of the Piedmont Pres- 
byterian Church on October 27, 1968 at 7:30 P.M.: 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire — to preside and propound the questions 

Rev. Jerry C. McCann — to preach the sermon 

Elder John Barnwell- — ^to charge the Congregation 

Rev. Lee Adkins — to charge the Pastor 

Rev. Frank A. Davison — to offer the prayer 

Elder John Bulla 

Elder John Lee 

3. To install Rev. Norman M. Whitney as Minister of the Bethany 
Presbyterian Church on November 3, 1968 at 7:30 P.M.: 

Rev. W. W. Peters — to preside and propound the questions 

Rev. James J. Watkins — to preach the sermon 

Rev, Robert S. Ledbetter — to charge the Congregation 

Elder W. S. McPherson — to charge the Congregation 

Elder L. N. Glenn — to offer the prayer 

Elder Don E. Boggs, Jr. — 

To be invited from another presbytery: Ruling Elder M. L. Whit- 
ney, Norfolk. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION (Springwood Church) 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. William 
Varker. A motion to admit to record the report and actions of 
the Commission was approved. A motion was made to dissolve 
the Administrative Commission and was approved. The report 
follows : 

A REPORT OF THE FINDSNGS AND ACTIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE 
COMMISSION FOR THE SPR5NGW00D SITUATION 

The Administrative Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to 
inquire into the disorder of the Springwood Presbyterian Church and to 
settle the difficulties therein, having visited the church and given an 
opportunity for all to be heard, now makes the following report and in 
its actions exercises the power of original jurisdiction. 

L REPORT OF FINDINGS: A situation exists at the Springwood 
Church which is not conducive to the worship of God or for the 
"good of religion." 

A. The Congregation is sharply divided. 

1. There are those who are "against" the minister. 

2. There are those who are "for" the minister. 

3. There are those who are participating in spite of the situation 
who fall into neither category. 

B. This may not be the first difficulty for the Springwood Church, 
considering the durations of pastorates of the last fifty years. 
It would seem that the brevity of the average ministry would 
indicate some difficulty. For example, from 1918 until 1950, a 

. period of 32 years, Springwood and Bethel were grouped together. 
In that 32 year span, seven ministers served a total of 28 years, 
for an average ministry of four years. Since 1950, four ministers 
have served Springwood for a total of 14 years, for an average 
of 3.5 years. 

C. This may not be the first difficulty for the present minister. 
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ten pastorates, averaging 2.9 years each. It may or may not be 
significant that his present pastorate has been his longest. 

D. Concerning the Minister: No formal charges have been filed and 
from the conversations with the Session and congregation there 
have been no intimidations of any charges serious enough for 
censure. From the conversations, it is evident that the minister 
could improve in such areas as his tactfulness, judgment and 
overall effectiveness, but no charges of a moral or doctrinal 
nature have been reported. 

There are indications that in certain matters such as the con- 
gregation voting on budgetary policies and voting whether or 
not to participate in common efforts of the Presbytery, the 
pastoral leadership has failed to adhere to the Book of Church 
Order. This discrepancy seems to be of long-standing, however, 
and it would therefore be unfair to charge the present minister 
in this regard. 

E. Concerning the Congregation: Conversations have revealed a 
sharply and rather evenly-divided congregation with obvious 
difficulties. There is some evidence to support the existence of a 
"family squabble," a history of contentiousness, and an abun- 
dance of "nit-picking." 

An obvious short-coming is the insistence of the congregation 
upon a modified congregational form of government, to which 
the Session and Minister have acquiesced in many instances. 
As in the case of the minister, there are no provable charges 
worthy of censure. There are indications that there are trouble- 
makers, but no particular individuals have been singled out 
(although the Commission has some strong suspicions.) We find 
no reason at this time to dissolve the congregation. 

F. Concerning the Session: There are strong indications that the 
Session is sharply divided as to the cause of the present diffi- 
culty, and sharply divided upon the effectiveness of the minister. 
There are further indications that the effectiveness of the Session 
has been crippled by their not standing strongly together and 
failing to provide strong leadership for the congregation to 
follow. 

As in the case of the congregation and minister, there are no 
charges worthy of censure. The present situation is so much 
a product of the past that it might be unfair to saddle the 
present Session with more blame than it deserves. There are 
grave doubts concerning the effectiveness of the Session as it 
presently stands, and steps must be taken to strengthen it. 

G. A new direction in the mission and life of the church, the min- 
istry of Mr. Yeargan, and in the operation of the Session is 
clearly indicated. 

1. The Minister: It is obvious, for reasons of health, effective- 
ness, and other considerations, that the minister has served 
out his effectiveness at the Springwood Church. We are 
hopeful, and there are indications that our hope is well- 
founded, that the minister has grown significantly because 
of this difficulty. The history of his ministry, especially the 
brevity of his pastorates, would indicate a need for such 
growth. In the absence of formal charges it would be un- 
fortunate and unfair for his taking the blame for the present 
situation, and his leaving would in no way indicate blame 
or failure. We do feel, however, that any advancements in 
the realm of his own spiritual life and in the effectiveness 
of his ministry might better be pursued in another church. 



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We sincerely hope that he will accept this recommendation 
not as a condemnation, but as a challenge to further growth 
and effectiveness. 

2. The Congregation: Although the facts as gathered and pre- 
sented do not point to dissolving the congregation, such 
factors as the relative brevity of pastoral relationships, the 
slowness of its rate of growth, and a history of probably con- 
tentiousness do indicate the need for radical change in direc- 
tion. Considering the great opportunity for witness in the 
community, the growth of Greensboro on the one side and 
Burlington on the other, should quicken the hearts and minds 
of those who are interested in the expansion of the Kingdom 
of God. The Administrative Commission hopes that its 
decisions, which are made not in wrath, but in mercy and 
love, will be received graciously and therefore will issue in 
the peace, unity, and effectiveness of the congregation and 
leadership of Springwood Church. 

II. ACTIONS: For the growth of the Kingdom, the good of the 
Church, the resolvement of the present difficulty, and the health 
and future of the minister, certain very definite action must be 
taken. The Administrative Commission, after long deliberation, 
investigation, and prayer, directs the following action: 

A. That the present Session is dissolved. A new Session shall be 
elected to take office on January 1, 1970, if the way be clear. 
A course in Presbyterianism shall be offered to all members of 
the congregation. All future active officers are directed to take 
a twelve (12) hour course in the Book of Church Order and the 
Confession of Faith. The Diaconate is directed to take a twelve 
(12) hour course in the Book of Church Order and the Confession 
of Faith, such course to be completed by December 31, 1968. 

B. That the pastoral relationship existing between Mr. Yeargan 
and the Springwood Church be dissolved as of December 31, 
1968, and that the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
of Orange Presbytery assist with provisions for his future 
ministry. In the absence of another call, his salary shall be 
paid by Orange Presbytery for a period of six months, beginning 
January 1, 1969. 

C. That no minister be called by the congregation until after 
December 31, 1969. A call to any minister shall be in strict 
accord with Presbyterian, U.S., procedure. 

D. That a new Administrative Commission be appointed by the 
current moderator of Orange Presbytery to serve until December 
31, 1969, or until such time as all of the conditions have been 
met, a new minister called and a new Session elected and in- 
structed. In the interim, the new Administrative Commission 
shall serve as the Session of the Springwood Church. 

E. That an interim minister be secured by the new Administrative 
Commission for a period of twelve months. 

F. That the new Administrative Commission assist Mr. Yeargan 
with opportunities for study and growth and shall direct his 
ministerial activities until June 30, 1969, or until such time 
as he receives a new call, whichever is sooner. 

G. That the present Administrative Commission be dissolved by 
Orange Presbytery at the October 24, 1968, meeting. 

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Date of final approval by the Administrative Commission 

September 30, 1968 
Date filed with the Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery 

Signed: William D, Varker, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL STUDIES 

The report was presented by the Chairman, and the recom- 
mendations as amended were adopted as follows: 

1. That a special meeting of Presbytery be called to study the proposed 
plan of union between the Reformed Church in America and the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. (para. 16-5, BCO) 

2. That Orange Presbytery invite all Ruling Elders of the Presbytery 
and other interested persons to sit with the court during this study, 
with the privilege of the floor. 

3. That since each church has been sent sufficient copies of the Proposed 
Plan of Union between the Reformed Church in America and the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. for each active Elder, Presbytery rec- 
ommend that this book be studied prior to the called meeting. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 :30, and was reconvened 
with prayer by the Moderator at 1 :40 p.m. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report was given by Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Chairman. It 
was adopted, after opportunity for nominations from the floor, 
with Committee members elected as follows: 

The Nominations Committee of Orange Presbytery makes the 
following recommendations : 

1) That the following persons be appointed by Orange Presbytery to 
serve in the responsibility designated. Term of service to begin 
January 23, 1969 except as otherwise indicated. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

Rev. Charles Coats 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from the class of 1968 (Chairman) 
Mrs. W. T. Martin 

Class of 1971— To replace Joe Tate, class of 1968 
CHURCH EXTENSION 
Rev. Jerry McCann 

Class of 1969 — To replace Rev. Jack Davis, class of 1969 who has re- 
signed from the committee, effective October 24, 1968 (Chairman of 
Evangelism) 

Class of 1970 — To replace L. E. Milling, class of 1970 who has resigned 

from the committee, effective October 24, 1968 

Class of 1971— To replace P. C. Beatty, class of 1968 

Rev. Donald Campbell 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Judge Woodrow Seymour 

Class of 1971 — To replace Robert Ingram, class of 1968 
Rev. Angus McGregor 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 



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Mrs. Jos S. Vincent 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Mr. J. Siewers Wall 

Class of 1971— To replace Mrs. Chas. Wilkins, class of 1968 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

This committee is set up to consist of 6 ministers and 13 laymen. At 
the present time there are 8 ministers assigned. The following appoint- 
ments and changes are recommended in order to balance the classes and 
meet manual requirements. 
Rev. Wm. E. Massey, Jr. 

Class of 1969— To replace Chas. Carter, class of 1968 
Mr. Allen H. Reynolds 

Class of 1970— To fill vacancy, effective October 24, 1968 
Mr. Richard Kreager 

Class of 1970— To fill vacancy, effective October 24, 1968 
Mr. Noel E. Garvin 

Class of 1971— To replace Mrs. Penn Bernhardt, class of 1968 
Rev. W. Lowry McBath 

Class of 1971— To replace Chas. Fitzpatrick, class of 1968 
Mrs. T. R. McPherson 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Mrs. Hazel Connelly 

Class of 1971— To replace Miss Sue Ruddock, class of 1968 
Rev. Wm. A. Dysard 

Class of 1971— To replace Frank Davison, class of 1968 
Mrs. Lee W. Adkins 

Class of 1971 — Re-assigned from class of 1969 to balance committee 

The Committee recommends that Rev. Wilkes Macauley, class of 1969, 
be named Chairman of the Committee. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
Rev. James J. Watkins 

Class of 1969 — To replace Rev. Lee W. Adkins, class of 1969, who has 
resigned, effective January 23, 1969 
Rev. Wm. D. Varker (Chairman) 

Class of 1971— To replace Dr. Tom B. Anderson, class of 1968 
Rev. Chas. Carter 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. James H. Wade, class of 1968 
Mr. John W. Herndon 

Class of 1971 — To replace Mr. Howard Pancoast, class of 1968 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE 

Church Government: 
Rev. Walter H. Goodman 

Class of 1969— To replace Chas. McNutt, class of 1969 who has moved 
from the Presbytery, effective October 24, 1968 
Rev. Ben F. Brown 

Class of 1971— To replace Richard Watts, class of 1968, effective October 
24, 1968 

English Bible: 
Rev. Chas. West 

Class of 1971— To replace Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., class of 1968 

Sacraments: 
Rev. Allen McSween 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Wm. H. Chappel, class of 1968 

Theology: 
Rev. James Allen 

Class of 1971 — To replace Rev. Marion Currie, class of 1968 ' 



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The committee recommends that Rev. Vance Barron, class of 1969, 
be named Chairman of the committee, replacing Marion Currie, Chair- 
man, class of 1968. 

GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL TRUSTEES 
Rev. Frank A. Davison 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Carl May, class of 1968 
Mr. L. Richardson Preyer 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Mr. David Cashwell 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
HIGHER EDUCATION 
Rev. Jack Davis 

Class of 1969 — To replace Rev. Wm. Orders, class of 1969 who has moved 
from the Presbytery, effective October 24, 1968 
Rev. Wm. Strickland 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Allen McSween, class of 1968 
Rev. James F. Miller 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Dr. Robert L. Murray 

Class of 1971— Reappointed from class of 1968 
Mr. J. D. McNairy 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Mr. Nelson Harrill 

Class of 1971— To replace Mr. Stephen White, class of 1968 

The Committee recommends that Rev. Buie Seawell, class of 1970, be 
named Chairman of the Committee, replacing Rev. Wm. Orders, Chair- 
man, v^ho has moved from the Presbytery, effective October 24, 1968 

INSTITUTIONS: HOMES 

Rev. Samuel R. Fudge 

Class of 1969 — Replacing Fred Bremmer v^ho has moved from the Pres- 
bytery, effective October 24, 1969 
Dr. Luke W. Query 

Class of 1970 — Replacing Mrs. Harry Barnett, class of 1970 who has 

moved from the Presbytery, effective October 24, 1968 

Rev. David Blue (Chairman) 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 

Miss Frances Pritchett 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
Rev. A. V. Ray 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
MINISTERS' SALARIES 
Mr. R. Henderson Scott 

Class of 1970 — To replace Mr. Victor King, class of 1970, who has re- 
signed from the committee, effective October 24, 1968 
Mr. Roy Dodson 

Class of 1971— To replace Mr. Frank Davis, class of 1968 

Mr. Wm. M Miller 

Class of 1971— To fill vacancy 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 
Dr. Sandy Marks 

Class of 1971— To replace Mr. Robert Dalrymple, class of 1968 

The Committee recommends that Mr. Paul Boone be named Chairman 
of the Presbytery Council. 



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SESSIONAL RECORDS 
Rev. T. A. Guiton 

Class of 1970 — To replace Rev. Wm. D. Varker, class of 1970, who has 
resigned from the committee, effective October 24, 1968 
Rev. Clyde Wray 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from the class of 1968 
Mr. J. T. Benjamin 

Class of 1971— To replace Mr. R. B. Waddell, class of 1968 
Rev. John P. Stephenson, Jr. 

Class of 1971 — To fill minister vacancy on the committee, effective Oc- 
tober 24, 1968 

SPECIAL STUDIES COMMITTEE 
Rev. Wm. Currie 

Class of 1970— To replace Rev. Chas. McNutt, class of 1970 who has 
moved from the Presbytery, effective October 24, 1968 
Rev. C. D. Caldwell 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from the class of 1968 
Mr. J. Orton Cameron 

Class of 1971— To replace Mr. Jay Gilliland, class of 1968 

STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE 

District I: , , 

Rev. John Womeldorf 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Robert Ledbetter, class of 1968 

District II: 
Mr. Thos. B. Milliard 

Class of 1971 — To replace Mr. Max H. Cooke, class of 1968, who resigned 
from the committee, effective October 24, 1968 

District III: 
Rev. Worth Watts 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Manford Saunders, class of 1968 

District IV: 
Rev. W. T. Perkins 

Class of 1971 — To replace Rev. Norman Whitney, class of 1970 who 
moved to District III, effective October 24, 1968 

Member at Large: 
Mr. John A. Garner 

Class of 1970 — To replace Mr. Richard Barnwell, class of 1970, who has 
resigned, effective October 24, 1968 

The Committee recommends that Rev. Lee W. Adkins be named Chair- 
man of the Committee, effective October 24, 1968. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Mr. Robert F. Simpson 

Class of 1970— To replace Mr. C. Fred Carlson, class of 1970 (deceased). 

Effective October 24, 1968 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 

Mr. Robert H. McNeely 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 
TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 



Mr. Chas. F. Myers, Jr. 

Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1968 



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WOMEN'S WORK 

Rev. J. Russell Woods (Chairman) 

Class of 1971 — Reappointed from class of 1968 

Mrs. Frank R. Brown 

Class of 1971— To replace Mrs. James V. Clark, class of 1968 

WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF 
Mrs. Arthur J. Foster 

Class of 1971— To replace Mrs. Joseph M. Allred, class of 1968 
Rev. Elinos A. Whitlock 

Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Clyde Wray, class of 1968 

2) The Nominations Committee recommends that the General Fund 
Causes Committee be discontinued, and that the Stated Clerk be 
instructed to write a letter of explanation to the present members of 
the committee. 

3) The Nominations Committee recommends that the following Elders be 
placed in nomination for election as Commissioners to the 1969 
General Assembly. 

4) The Nominations Committee recommends that the following Ministers 
be placed in nomination for election as Commissioners to the 1969 
General Assembly. 

A motion was adopted to give the Committee on Nominations 
authority to fill the two further vacancies in the Committee on 
Church Extension. 

The following- were elected as Commissioners to the General 
Assembly : 



Ruling Elders Address Church 

1. Thomas H. Whitley — W. King St., Yanceyville Yanceyville 

2. Ed Caldwell— 712 Church St., Chapel Hill 27514 Reconciliation 

3. John D. Kimrey — Rt. 1, Mebane Hawfields 

4. John Henry Stewart — Rt 2, McLeansville Alamance 

5. Jay Gilliland— 817 Park Ave., Sanford Sanford First 

6. J. D. Mackintosh, Jr.— 2906 Amhurst Ave. 

Burlington Burlington First 

Alternates 

1. Emmett W. Bringle— 513 W. Cornwallis Dr. 

Greensboro 27408 Greensboro First 

2. Glenn Edwards — Rt. 8, Sanford St. Andrews 

3. Tommy Hilliard — Rt. 7, Box 276-F, Greensboro Crestwood 

4. Roland Parton — 516 Rudd St., Burlington Northside 

5. Mrs. Elsie Jones — Rt. 1, Ruffin Bethesda 

6. Roland Monroe — 414 Garden St., Sanford Edgewood 



Ministers 

1. Charles Carter — 836 Lexington Ave., High Point 27260 

2. Allen C. McSween— Box 10146, Greensboro 27404 

3. Manford Saunders— 1126 W. Webb St., Burlington 27215 

4. William J. Wrenn, Jr.— Box 66, Milton 27305 

5. Elinos Whitlock— 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro 27405 

6. A. V. Ray— 2707 Haig St., Greensboro 27405 

Alternates 

1. James E. Wood— Rt. 1, Hurdle Mills 27352 

2. John Whitley— Box 2035, Eden 27289 

3. James S. R. Tippens— Rt. 2, Chapel Hill 27514 

4. Samuel R. Fudge— Rt. 3, Hillsborough 27278 

5. Galen Elliott— Rt. 2, Mebane 27302 

6. Charles B. Yeargan— Box 66, Whitsett 27377 



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COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Charles 
Carter, and was received as information. 

The Camp Director's report was presented by the Director, 
Rev. James S. R. Tippens, and was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report of the committee was presented by Rev. K. M. 
Misenheimer, Chairman. The report was received as information 
and the following recommendations as amended were adopted: 

1. That all churches be encouraged to comply with the action of Orange 
Presbytery to increase the minimum salaries for ministers in 1969. 

2. That all churches be encouraged to observe the Witness Season 
with its theme: "New Forms of Mission," January 1 — Easter, 1969. 
That in preparation for the Witness Season, they send representa- 
tives to the one presbytery-wide workshop, sponsored by the World 
Missions Committee and the Church Extension Committee, which 
will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, on Sunday, 
November 24, 1968, from 2:30 P.M. -5:30 P.M. It will feature the 
Greensboro First Presbyterian Church Players (drama team), a mis- 
sionary to Japan, Rev. J. A. McAlpine, a display of Witness Season 
materials and a showing of two recommended theme films: ''Where 
the People Are" and "Faith in Revolution." 

3. It is recommended that a Pastor can best serve God and His Church 
where he has 200 or more active members, and it is recommended 
that an attempt be made to have congregations and /or groups of this 
minimum number. 

COMMITTEE ON WOMEN'S WORK 

Rev. J. Russell Woods, Chairman, introduced Mrs. W. S. Stone, 
President of the Women of Orange, who reported on Women's 
Work. The report of the committee was received as information, 
and Mrs. Stone's report was admitted to record: 

PRES!DENT'S REPORT TO PRESBYTERY — OCT. 24, 1968 

As I begin this report, knowing it is the last one I shall make, it is 
done with mixed emotions, for the failures I have had, the opportunities 
that were lost, and with gladness in my heart for the three years I have 
been allowed to serve the women of Orange in this capacity. 

I have tried to think of someway that I could present the Women's 
Work without the usual statistics, so have eliminated as many as pos- 
sible yet remembering it is their work I am reporting. When I first 
started in this work, and was almost overcome by all the reports and 
briefs required, a dear friend gave me this advice: "Don't ever mind 
making reports, because they're people working together for God." 

During the years I have served the Women of Orange, I have been 
most impressed with their cooperative spirit. When anything was asked 
of them, I found them most eager to be of help, and most generous when 
they were informed of a need or a cause. 

Perhaps, because my own information was so limited, and felt the 
need of enlightenment, I sought to bring before the women informed 
people, to present some of the less well known interests of our church. 
We had guests to tell us about, friends of the seminary, SPCE, St. 



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Andrews College: Presbyterian Home, High Point, Glade Valley, Mission 
Court, Camp New Hope: Synodical Training School, and our own Fur- 
lough Home in Mebane. The response has been most gratifying. It is 
hard to interest people in something they know little or nothing about. 

During the witness season, from January to March, most of the 
churches planned special programs, on the emphasis, with family night 
suppers: youth programs, plays, and many different ways. More and 
more churches are making plans that involve the whole family at this 
time. 

Working and studying under the theme: "God's Mission — Man's Ac- 
tion", stimulated the women in the field of Christian community action. 
It was thrilling to meet with the local presidents, and hear their plans 
in this area: sewing rooms for community needs, making and filling kits 
for over seas relief, and soldiers in foreign fields, nursery schools and 
kindergartens for underprivileged children, services for the elderly, 
meals on wheels to the sick, baby sitters for young mothers, and many 
other services in all areas of community life. 

White Cross always awakes a deep interest, many churches have full 
time sewing rooms that not only make things for use in the community, 
but surgical garments, clothes, baby dresses for mission hospitals, roll 
bandages, and then give the money to buy the surgical supplies that 
must be purchased, not only do they do this, but many churches pack 
and ship their own supplies. 

The annual meeting was held April 9-lOth, in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Asheboro. A night meeting for April 9th, was planned and 
fully advertised, as it was the first in about 10 years, and in spite of 
the curfew that was imposed at that time 82 women were present, Mrs. 
Frank Lacy of Martinsville, Va., popular speaker, and author of several 
books, was the guest speaker, using as her subject: "Christs and the 
Faiths of Women". Her sub-title for Tuesday night was ''What Must 
We Do To Be Doing", and Wednesday morning she followed with: "Who 
Is My Neighbor?". A total of 300 women attended both meetings, and 
the sum of $341.51 was added to the scholarship fund at St. Andrews 
College. 

An honorary life membership was presented to Mrs. Charles M. 
Adams, Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, a past president of the 
Women of Orange, a president of her women, and active in many areas 
in her church, as well as the Westminster Fellowship, in Greensboro. 

The annual prayer retreat at Glade Valley was held August 17-18th 
with 105 women taking part in the study of Luke as presented by the 
Rev. W. M. Currie. This is always a rich spiritual experience and one 
that is looked forward to by all the women. 

The fall workshops for each district have just been concluded; they 
were conducted by the presbyterial officers and program chairmen, 
390 women attended these meetings and they are most helpful to the 
local women, in planning the New Year's work. The combined offering 
of $324.65 went to Orange Presbytery's Furlough Home in Mebane. 

This has been a rich and rewarding experience for me, and it came 
at a time when I needed it. If I have made any progress or accomplished 
anything it is because of a gracious and loving Heavenly Father has 
seen fit to bless my efforts. I solicit your help and prayers for the work 
under the new presidentfi, Mrs. Joseph Allred, knowing full well that 
it makes for a more fruitful work, when we work together in His service. 



RECESS 



The afternoon recess was taken at 3 :45 p.m., and Presbytery 
convened at 4:00 p.m. 



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COMMITTEE ON HOMES 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. David Blue. 

In conjunction with the report, Dr. Nat K. Reiney spoke for 

Barium Springs Home for Children and Mr. William R. Atkins 
spoke for Presbyterian Home of High Point. 

The recommendations of the committee were adopted as fol- 
lows : 

1. That we remember in our private and public prayers our Barium 
Springs Home for Children, The Presbyterian Home, and The William 
Black Home. 

2. That we encourage our churches to give their full share to the 
budget in order that these Homes may receive their full share. 

3. That each church receive a special Thanksgiving Offering for Barium 
Springs Home for Children on Sunday, November 24, 1968. 

4. That Dr. Nat K. Reiney, Executive Director of Barium Springs Home 
for Children be allowed to bring a ten (10) minute report of the 
Home. 

5. That Mr. William R. Atkins, Director of Public Relations of the 
Presbyterian Home, at High Point, North Carolina be granted the 
privilege of bringing a six (6) minute report on the Home. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was given by Ruling Elder W. Owen Cooke. The 
report and its recommendations was adopted as follows, with 
the Hillview Judgment to be admitted to the record : 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO THE 
FOUR HUNDRED TWELFTH STATED MEETING 

The Trustees are pleased to report that a judgment has been ren- 
dered by the Superior Court of Rockingham County in the case of 
"C. T. Boyd, W. 0. Cooke, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., C. Fred Carlson, 
Robert H. McNeely, and Thomas M. Richmond, Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery (of the Synod of North Carolina in Connection with the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States), Plaintiffs, vs. John E. Apple, 
J. R. Jackson, Pete Knowles, and Claude Land, Trustees of Hillview 
Church, and John E. Apple, Everett 0. Allen, and J. R. Jackson, for and 
on Behalf of Themselves and All Other Persons Now or Heretofore 
Members of the Congregation of Hillview Presbyterian Church, Defen- 
dants," adjudging that the real property formerly belonging to Hillview 
Presbytery Church vested in Orange Presbytery upon the dissolution of 
Hillview Presbyterian Church by action of Orange Presbytery. Pursuant 
to this judgment, a deed has been executed by a Court appointed Com- 
missioner transferring to Presbytery such real property, including the 
manse. There will be no appeal from this judgment. 

This real property is subject to the lien of a ded of trust which 
secures an indebtedness of Hillview Presbyterian Church, incurred prior 
to its dissolution, to Mutual Savings and Loan Association, Reidsville, 
North Carolina. The unpaid balance of this indebtedness was, on Sep- 
tember 30, 1968, the sum of $4,727.99. Payments on this debt are $85.00 
per month. The September and October payments are now due and 
unpaid. 



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At a meeting held on 7 October, 1968, the Trustees elected C. T. Boyd 
as Chairman of the Trustees to succeed C. Fred Carlson who died on 
July 23, 1968. 

The Trustees make the following recommendations: 

1. A copy of the judgment in the Hillview Presbytery Church case 
be included among the printed minutes of Presbytery. 

2. The Moderator refer the problem of what should be done with 
the Hillview property to an appropriate committee of Presbytery 
and direct such committee to study the problem and report its 
recommendations to Presbytery. 

3. Pending a decision on the ultimate use or disposition of the Hill- 
view property, the Stated Clerk of Presbytery be directed to pay, 
from such funds of Presbytery as the Stated Clerk, Moderator, 
and Chairman of the Council may select, such overdue and unpaid 
indebtedness which is secured by a lien or liens on the Hillview 
property, or any part thereof, as they may deem advisable and 
the Stated Clerk, Moderator, Chairman of the Council, be further 
directed to take such action with reference to the care, preserva- 
tion, and protection of the Hillview property as they may deem 
advisable. 

Prepared and presented for the Trustees by: 

W. Owen Cooke 

C. T. Boyd, Chairman 

NORTH CAROLINA IN THE SUPERIOR COURT 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

JUDGMENT 

C. T. BOYD, W. O. COOKE, C. L. CHESHIRE, JR., FRED C. CARLSON, 
ROBERT H. McNEELY, and THOMAS M. RICHMOND, Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery (of the Synod of North Carolina in Connection with 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States), 

Plaintiffs 
vs. 

JOHN E. APPLE, J. R. JACKSON, PETE KNOWLES, and CLAUDE 
LAND, Trustees of Hillview Church, and JOHN E. APPLE, EVERETT 

0. ALLEN, and J. R. JACKSON, for and on Behalf of Themselves and 
All Other Persons Now or Heretofore Members of the Congregation of 
Hillview Presbyterian Church, 

Defendants 
I. INTRODUCTORY FINDINGS 

1. As stipulated by the parties, all parties are properly before the 
Court and the Court has jurisdiction of the parties and of the subject 
matter. All parties have been correctly designated and there is no 
question of misjoinder or nonjoinder of parties. The parties have waived 
jury trial herein, and have stipulated that the undersigned Special Judge 
shall decide this case out of session and out of the district, making- 
full disposition of this cause without limitation of time or locality. 

2. This is an action in which the plaintiffs, who are the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, claim that they are the true owners of certain 
tracts of land described in certain instruments hereinafter referred to 
and certain personalty, and are entitled to the possession thereof, and 
to appropriate conveyances and delivery thereof, as against the defendant 
Trustees and members of the congregation of the present Hillview 



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Presbyterian Church. Said present Hillview Presbyterian Church has 
possession of and regularly uses the properties in suit and the defendants 
claim the right to the same. 

3. That present Hillview Presbyterian Church is a member of the 
Southeast Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical 
Synod. Formerly, and until the culmination of the series of events giving 
rise to this action, there was in existence a Hillview Presbyterian Church 
organized under and subject to the care and government of Orange Pres- 
bytery, a unit of The Presbyterian Church in the United States, a 
religious organization. The defendant Trustees of the present Hillview 
Presbyterian Church were also Trustees of Hillview Presbyterian Church 
as it existed formerly. 

4. That the questions here involved are of common or general interest 
to the members of the congregation of Hillview Presbyterian Church 
and the said defendants Apple, Allen and Jackson appropriately repre- 
sent the congregation herein. 

5. That a genuine and justiciable controversy exists among the parties 
to this action, arising out of their opposing contentions as to the validity, 
construction and effect of certain deeds of conveyance hereinafter 
referred to, and that the effect upon the rights of the parties of Pres- 
byterian polity and government as stated in The Book of Church Order 
of The Presbyterian Church in the United States, of which denomina- 
tion Orange Presbytery, whose Trustees are plaintiffs herein, is a con- 
stituent until, all under facts in evidence before the Court. 

H. FACTS CONCERNING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH STRUCTURE 

6. That the Presbyterian Church in the United States, familiarly known 
as the "Sourttien Presbyterian Church", is a constituted religious body 
or order. It is distinct from the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States of America, known as the "Northern Presbyterian Church", and 
sometimes referred to in certain testimony here as the "United Presby- 
terian Church." As noted in the testimony, in earlier times there were 
discussions of reunion between these bodies, necessarily implying (as 
a historical fact known to the Court) that these two were once a 
single body. 

7. That the fundamental constitution of the Southern Presbyterian 
Church, as set forth in its Book of Church Order, which is a stipulated 
exhibit in this case, consists of that Book and the Church's official 
Confession of Faith and Catechisms. The Book of Church Order con- 
tains the constitutional provisions relating to the form of government 
of the Church, its Rules of Discipline, and its Directory for Worship 
and Work. An analysis of The Book of Church Order discloses that the 
basic unit of the Southern Presbyterian Church is the local or par- 
ticular church, such as Hillview Presbyterian Church in the case here, 
which has at the local level a judicatory known as its Session. This 
Session is made up of elected individuals called Elders. This judicatory, 
or Church Court as it frequently is called, has administrative and 
judicial functions. Such local churches are all members, along with 
their ministers, of a Presbytery, such as Orange Presbytery in the case 
at bar. The Presbytery meets periodically, such meetings being attended 
by pastors and elected Elder delegates from each member church, and 
has administrative and judicial jurisdiction over all local churches 
within its geographical area. Orange Presbytery, whose Trustees are 
plaintiffs here, is composed of the Presbyterian Churches and ministers 
within a certain area in North Carolina. Sitting above the Presbyteries 
are the Synods, each composed of at least three Presbyteries. The Synod 
unit consists of ail ministers and churches within the member Presby- 
teries, has administrative jurisdiction over the Presbyteries, and has 



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appeal jurisdiction over judicial decisions of Presbyteries. Above the 
Synod sits the Church's highest Court, the General Assembly, whose 
delegates are elected from the Presbyteries according to population. 
It also meets periodically and has administrative functions and appellate 
judicial jurisdiction. 

8. That none of the provisions of the Constitution, either in The Book 
of Church Order or elsewhere, can be amended without the advice and 
consent of a majority of the Presbyteries, and any amendment before 
submission to them must first be approved by the General Assembly 
and recommended to the Presbyteries, and then re-enacted by the Gen- 
eral Assembly after Presbytery approval. That these rather complex 
amendment procedures do promote the stability and maintenance of 
Presbyterian faith and polity. That the Presbyterian form of govern- 
ment, as established by The Book of Church Order, is thus first and fore- 
most representative, through a series of constituent assemblies or bodies. 
These constituent bodies, governed through the actions of elected repre- 
sentatives who are Elders and therefore ''Presbyters" ordained in the 
Church, are what render this form of government distinctively Presby- 
terian. 

9. That a stipulation of the parties, relating to The Book of Church 
Order made an exhibit herein, specifies that in all material respects 
the exhibit was in force at all times material in this action. That while 
the exhibit is the 1963 edition of The Book of Church Order, so far as 
concerns the present cause it is to be regarded as a recodification of 
earlier provisions. 

10. That Chapter 6 of The Book of Church Order relates to the property 
of a particular church, and pertinent sections are set forth as follows: 

"§ 6-1. For an Unincorporated Church 

A particular church which is not incorporated, desiring to elect 
trustees, may select from among its membership trustees or officers 
of like nature who shall have the power and authority to buy, sell, 
or mortgage property for the church, to accept and execute deeds 
as such trustees, to hold and defend titles to the same, to manage 
any permanent special funds entrusted to them for the furtherance 
of the purposes of the church. In the fulfillment of their duties 
such trustees shall be subject always to the authority, and shall act 
solely under the instructions, of the congregation which they serve 
as trustees. The powers and duties of such trustees must not infringe 
upon the powers or duties of the Session or of the Board of Deacons. 
Such trustees shall be elected in regularly constituted congregational 
meetings. 

"§ 6-2. For an Incorporated Church 

If a particular church is incorporated, the provisions of its charter 
and bylaws must always be in accord with the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States. If the congregation is an 
incorporated body, all the communing members on the active roll of 
that church shall be members of the corporation. The officers of the 
corporation, whether they be given the title 'Trustee' or some other 
title, shall be elected from among the members of the corporation in 
a regularly constituted congregational meeting. The powers and 
duties of such officers must not infringe upon the powers and duties 
of the Session or of the Board of Deacons. All funds collected for the 
support and expense of the church and for the benevolent purposes 
of the church shall be controlled and disbursed by the Session and the 
Board of Deacons as their relative authorities may from time to time 
be established and defined. To the officers of the corporation may be 
given by the charter and bylaws of the corporation any or all of the 
following responsibilities: The buying, selling, and mortgaging of the 



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property for the church, the acquiring and conveying title to such 
property, the holding and defending title to the same, the managing 
of any permanent special funds entrusted to them for the furtherance 
of the purposes of the church, provided that such duties do not in- 
fringe upon the powers and duties of the Session or of the Board of 
Deacons. In buying, selling, and mortgaging real property such 
officers shall act solely under the authority of the corporation granted 
in a duly constituted meeting of the corporation. 

6-3. If a church is dissolved by the Presbytery, or otherwise ceases 
to exist, and no disposition has been made of its property, those who 
hold the title to the property shall deliver, convey and transfer to the 
Presbytery of which the church was a member, or to the authorized 
agents of the Presbytery, all property of the church; and the receipt 
and acquittance of the Presbytery, or its proper representatives, shall 
be a full and complete discharge of all liabilities of such persons 
holding the property of the church. The Presbytery receiving such 
property shall apply the same or the proceeds thereof at its discre- 
tion." 

11. Section 14-5 of The Book of Church Order provides as follows: 

14-5. For the orderly and efficient dispatch of the Church's busi- 
ness it is necessary that the sphere of action of each court should be 
distinctly defined. The Church Session exercises jurisdiction over a 
single church; the Presbytery over what is common to the Ministers, 
Sessions, and churches within a prescribed district; the Synod over 
what belongs in common to three or more Presbyteries, and their 
Ministers, Sessions and churches; and the General Assembly over such 
matters as concern the whole Church. The jurisdiction of these courts 
is limited by the express provisions of the Constitution. Every court 
has the right to resolve questions of doctrine and discipline seriously 
and reasonably proposed, and in general to maintain truth and right- 
eousness, condemning erroneous opinions and practices which tend 
to the injury of the peace, purity, or progress of the Church. Al- 
though each court exercises exclusive original jurisdiction over all 
matters specially belonging to it, the lower courts are subject to the 
review and control of the higher courts, in regular graduation. Dis- 
puted matters of doctrine and order, arising in lower courts, may be 
brought to higher courts for decision. 

"These courts are not separate and independent tribunals. They have 
a mutual relation, and every act of jurisdiction is the act of the whole 
Church performed by it through the appropriate Church Court." 

12. That the congregation of a particular local church is not a judica- 
tory, and is competent to exercise only certain limited functions. Under 
The Book of Church Order, it votes whether to buy, sell or mortgage 
property (Section 6-1); elects Elders (Section 11-2); calls a pastor of 
the Church (Section 10-4); and elects Trustees (Section 6-2); and elects 
Deacons, who act under the governance of the Session. 

13. That a local or particular church comes into existence only by an 
act of the Presbytery within whose bounds it is desired to form a church. 
That only the Presbytery has authority to organize new churches, Section 
16-7, The Book of Church Order. That the persons being organized into 
a particular church agree to the following covenant, as was done by the 
persons being organized into the original Hillview Presbyterian Church 
in the case at bar: 

"Do you, in reliance on God for strength, solemnly promise and 
covenant that you will walk together as an organized Church on the 
principles of the Faith and Order of The Presbyterian Church in the 
United States, and that you will be zealous and faithful in maintain- 
ing the purity and peace of the whole church?" (The Book of Church 



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Order, Section 4-1 (2). 

14. That those persons elected Elders and Deacons, officers in a par- 
ticular church, when ordained to office assume, among other obligations, 
vows in the form of affirmative answers to the following questions (The 

Book of Church Order, Section 29-3): 

. . (4) Do you approve the government and discipline of The Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States ? 

. . .(6) Do you promise subjection to your brethren in the Lord? 

. . (7) Do you promise to study the pence, unity, edification and 
purity of the Church?" 

15. That under The Book of Church Order, the Presbytery is granted 
power, in addition to organizing new churches, to receive and dismiss 
churches (Section 16-7, subsection 8) and to dissolve churches (Section 
16-7, subsection 9). That it is further empowered under subsections 
(19) and (20) of Section 16-7, "to order whatever pertains to the spiritual 
welfare of the churches under its care" and "to institute and superin- 
tend the agencies necessary for its work." 

16. That no authority exists, under The Book of Church Order, for 
dissolution of the relationship between a particular church and its Pres- 
bytery, unless under the above dismissal provisions contemplating trans- 
fer of the church to some other authority. Nor is there any provision 
in The Book of Church Order for secession of a particular church from 
the denomination, or for "dissolution of the relationship" between a par- 
ticular church and the Presbytery and the larger Church of which both 
are part. There is no provision in The Book of Church Order which 
renders it the prerogative of the congregation of a particular church 
to consider where its membership should lodge. There is. However, a 
procedure for individual resignations of membership by persons (Book 
of Church Order, Section 8-15, and Section 111-1 et seq.) 

III. FINDINGS CONCERNING THE EVENTS IN SUIT 

17. That during the middle 1940s the General Assembly of The Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States was encouraging the formation 
of outpost Sunday Schools to be developed into organized churches, 
operating under the sponsorship of existing particular churches until 
they could be so organized. The Synod of North Carolina sent a census 
taker to Reidsville, North Carolina, who recommended an outpost Sunday 
School be started on Groome's Road, about six miles from Reidsville. 
Under the leadership of Rev. Marion S. Huske, Pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Reidsville, and various of its members, this 
effort was undertaken and, aided by financial and other contributions 
from members of the Reidsville Church, the Synod of North Carolina, 
and Orange Presbytery, as well as other individuals, the effort was 
fruitful. A building was started, then known as Hillview Presbyterian 
Chapel, on land volunteered for the purpose by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. 
Apple. 

18. That Lewis W. Apple and his wife, as part of the preparation for 
the formation of a church, conveyed to Lewis W. Apple, John E. Apple, 
J. Robert Jackson, Paul V. Hastings and Byrd M. Barker, as Trustees, 
a parcel of land in Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, being 
the tract on which the aforesaid building was already in process of con- 
struction. The deed hereinafter referred to as "Church Deed No. 1", 
was recorded on March 9, 1948, in Book 380, Page 295, in the office of 
the Register of Deeds of Rockingham County, and is Exhibit A in these 
proceedings by stipulation. The deed, which described by metes and 



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bounds said tract of about .74 acres, pertinently provided in its habendum 
clause that the Trustees were to hold title upon the following uses, 
among others: 

First: Said Trustees shall complete the building known as "Hillview 
Presbyterian Chapel" which is now in process of erection upon the 
above-described lot of land and shall furnish and equip it for use as 
a Presbyterian Church; . . . 

i-f * * 

"Third: Said Trustees, as soon as is feasible and practicable, shall 
organize a congregation (the meeting house of which shall be the 
aforesaid Hillview Presbyterian Chapel) under the care and govern- 
ment of the Orange Presbytery of The Presbyterian Church in the 
United States; and as soon as such congregation shall have been 
organized and admitted into the Orange Presbytery said Trustees 
shall then convey the property herein described to the duty and 
legally constituted Trustees of said newly organized Presbyterian 
Church." 

The deed further provided for a reversion, here immaterial, to Grantors 
should the proposed church not be organized within two years. 

19. That the original Hillview Presbyterian Church, sometimes herein- 
after referred to as "Hillview", was duly organized in 1949, on petition 
of 66 persons proposing to constitute the new congregation. The petition 
was presented to Orange Presbytery by defendant John E. Apple, one of 
the signers, and it was also signed by defendants J. R. Jackson and Pete 
Knowles. At the organization meeting dulv conducted on October 23, 
1949, by a Commission appointed by the Presbytery for the purpose, 
chaired by Rev. Marion S. Huske who presided over the organization 
meeting, the congregation by uplifted hands entered into covenant by 
answering affirmatively the following question: 

"Do you, in reliance on God for strength, solemnly promise and 
covenant that you will walk together as an organized church, on the 
principles of the Faith and Order of The Presbyterian Church in the 
United States, and that you will be zealous and faithful in maintain- 
ing the purity and peace of the whole Church?" 

That at that time, two Elders were elected for the new Church, Robert 
Barker and John E. Apple; and six Deacons, including J. R. Jackson 
and Pete Knowles, were elected. These officers undertook the ordination 
vows provided in The Book of Church Order and hereinabove set forth. 
Later, and prior to January 17, 1960, Paul V. Hastings, not a member 
of the original charter congregation but a Trustee grantee under 
Church Deed No. 1, joined Hillview Presbyterian Church and became 
an officer. Necessarily, in order to hold office, he as an Elder had sub- 
scribed to the same vows. Paul Hastings is an advocate of the theory 
that Presbyterian Church property is held entirely for the benefit of the 
local church and that any majority constitutes the true congregation. 

20. That from its organization as a member church of Orange Presby- 
tery, the Church was known as "Hillview Presbyterian Church". During 
its history it received substantial support from Orange Presbytery, in 
excess of the financial contributions to the work of Orange Presbytery 
that it was able to make. However, by the latter part of 1959, no deed 
from the Trustees as prescribed by Church Deed No. 1 had been made 
to the permanent Trustees of the organized Hillview Presbyterian 
Church. Certain members of the congregation contended that the church 
tract conveyed by Church Deed No. 1 belonged to the congregation of 
the Church, and that Orange Presbytery did not have or could not have 
any interest in, title to, or any control whatsoever over said church 
property. Under date of January 3, 1960, Lewis W. Apple, John E. 
Apple, J. Robert Jackson, Paul V. Hastings and Byrd M. Barker, the 



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Trustees named in Church Deed No. 1, conveyed said property to de- 
fendants John E. Apple, J. Robert Jackson and Pete Knowles, the 
Trustees of Hillview Presbyterian Church, by a deed (hereinafter re- 
ferred to as Church Deed No. 2) which was duly recorded in the office 
of the Register of Deeds of Rockingham County, North Carolina, on 
February 1, 1960, in Book 547, Page 130. Said deed is Exhibit C herein 
by stipulation. The following provisions, inconsistent both with the 
provisions of Church Deed No. 1 and the provisions of The Book of 
Church Order, were caused to be inserted in this deed by the Trustee 
grantors, including Paul Hastings, who testified at the trial on behalf 
of the defense: 

"This lot, and the building on it, are to be owned solely and completely 
by the congregation of the Hillview Presbyterian Church. A majority 
of the members of the Church, voting in a duly called congregation 
meeting, shall constitute the true congregation. At no time, and 
under no conditions shall less than a majority of the members of the 
Church constitute the true congregation and have the power to retain, 
or dispose of, this property in any way or any manner." 

However, said deed also contained in habendum clause limited in terms 
to the effect that the grantee Trustees of Hillview might hold only "in 
as full and ample a manner as said Trustees (namely, the original 
Trustees under Church Deed No. 1) aforesaid are authorized and em- 
powered to convey the same." 

21. That on or about May 2, 1962, Hillview purchased from Ted Barnett 
and wife, Geneva Apple Barnett, property to be used for a manse. By 
deed of that date, hereinafter sometimes called "the Manse Deed", the 
Barnetts conveyed to defendants Robert Jackson, Claude Land and Pete 
Knowles, the Trustees of Hillview Presbyterian Church, two tracts or 
parcels of land in Williamsburg Township, Rockingham County, North 
Carolina, described therein, on which the manse of said Hillview Church 
is now located. Said deed is recorded in the office of the Register of 
Deeds of Rockingham County in Book 585 at Page 34, and is Exhibit E 
in these proceedings by stipulation. The therein described tracts, accord- 
ing to the granting clause, were conveyed unrestrictedly to the Trustees 
in fee simple, and the habendum is unrestricted, but the following para- 
graphs were inserted in said deed, following the description, pursuant 
to a resolution adopted at a congregational meeting of Hillview held on 
Sunday, April 28, 1962. Said provisions, inconsistent with and repugnant 
to The Book of Church Order, stated: 

"This lot and the building on it are to be owned solely and completely 
by the congregation of the Hillview Presbyterian Church. The con- 
gregation shall consist of all the active members of the church roll, 
regardless of any side that they may take on any controversial 
matter." 

"A majority of the members of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, 
meeting in a duely (sic) called congregation (sic) meeting shall al- 
ways be the true congregation of the Church, and shall have the power 
to retain or dispose of this property in any way or manner that they 
deem best. 

"At no time, and under no conditions, shall less than a majority of the 
members of the congregation be considered the true congregation and 
have any right to retain or dispose of this property in any manner." 

The insertion in the deed, of the above provisions, was approved by the 
Hillview congregation upon submission to it by the Session, after prior 
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22. That by a certain deed of trust dated May 4, 1962, recorded in 
the office of the Register of Deeds of Rockingham County in Book 584, 
Page 147, the properties described in Church Deeds Nos. 1 and 2 and 
in the Manse Deed were conveyed to Jule McMichael, Trustee, to secure 
a note of the Trustees of Hillview Presbyterian Church to Mutual 
Savings & Loan Association, of Rockingham County, North Carolina, 
in the amount of $8,500.00. The loan secured by this deed of trust has 
not been paid in full and the deed of trust is still in force and effect. 
There is no evidence in this record to indicate any infirmity in the 
security transaction. 

23. That during its history, various ministers served Hillview. Its 
pulpit was vacant for a time after the resignation of Dr. J. S. Cooke 
therefrom on July 1, 1961, and temporary ministerial services were 
secured from time to time. Finally, during the period after the resigna- 
tion of Dr. Cooke, the services of Mr. Louis E. DuBost, Jr., who was 
not and never has been an ordained minister of The Presbyterian 
Church in the United States, was procured. Mr. DuBost's services were 
procured without the approval of or consultation with either Orange 
Presbytery or its Commission on the Minister and His Work, and such 
procural was in violation of The Book of Church Order of The Presby- 
terian Church in the United States, Sections 21-2(3), 25-4 generally 
and 25-4 (b). Mr. DuBost served the congregation for a period of not 
less than fourteen months prior to November 19, 1962. 

24. That at a stated meeting of Orange Presbytery on November 19, 
1962, a Special Commission was appointed by the Presbytery to investi- 
gate the relationship of Mr. DuBost to the Hillview Presbyterian 
Church. The Commission had three meetings with the Session of Hill- 
view Presbyterian Church and Mr. DuBost was present at one of the 
meetings by invitation. The Commission reported its investigations to 
the meeting of Orange Presbytery on January 24, 1963, finding that 
Hillview was being supplied by Mr. DuBost without the approval of 
or consultation with either the Presbytery or the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, and that therefore Hillview was acting in 
violation of The Book of Church Order. It found that his ordination was 
by the Gospel Fellowship Association of Greenville, South Carolina, 
(emphasis mine) which ordination is not recognized by The Presbyterian 
Church in the United States; That the Session of Hillview had been 
aware of the violation of The Book of Church Order from the beginning 
of the relationship between Mr. DuBost and Hillview; that the Session 
had deliberately planned its procedure from this beginning and that the 
Session had repeatedly acknowledged this fact to the Commission during 
the period of investigation. The Commission further found that neither 
Mr. DuBost nor Hillview had any desire to comply with Presbyterian 
procedure, both DuBost and the Session having so stated. Mr. DuBost 
expressly declined in writing an opportunity, suggested by a representa- 
tive of Orange Presbytery, to qualify himself educationally for Presby- 
terian ordination. 

25. That following the report of the above Special Commission, an 
Administrative Commission was appointed by Orange Presbytery to 
inquire into and settle the difficulties existing at Hillview. The Admin- 
istrative Commission visited the Church on March 24, 1963, and the 
Session of Hillview readily acknowledged that all the violations men- 
tioned in the report of the earlier investigating Commission were true. 
Subsequent to the meeting, the Administrative Commission received a 
communication from the Session of Hillview, dated April 29, 1963, re- 
questing the Commission to recommend to the Presbytery that "the 
relationship between the Hillview Presbytery be dissolved", stating that 
their request was based on the fact that 46 members of the congrega- 
tion, at a congregational meeting, had expressed themselves as favoring 
the "dissolution of the relationship", while 11 wished to continue. 



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26. That the Administrative Commission, under date of May 11, 1963, 
notified the Session of Hillview that it would recommend to Orange 
Presbytery the adoption of a resolution dissolving the Hillview Presby- 
terian Church at the Presbytery meeting scheduled for July 18, 1963. 

27. That nevertheless, the Commission invited the Session to engage 
in further conversations before the meeting of the Presbytery scheduled 
for July 18, 1963. No request came for further discussions. On or about 
June 15, 1963, Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman of the Administrative 
Commission, received a letter from the Session of Hillview stating that 
by sessional action they had "declared that the relationship existing 
between the Hillview Presbyterian Church and Orange Presbytery is 
dissolved as of June 15, 1963." The Session further notified the congre- 
gation, in a letter to the congregation, of its action and affirmed that 
Orange Presbytery had no relationship with the Hillview Presbyterian 
Church. 

28. That all efforts having failed to resolve the difficulties existing 
at Hillview, Orange Presbytery at its stated meeting on July 18, 1963, 
duly adopted a resolution recommended by the Administrative Com- 
mission, dissolving Hillview Presbyterian Church. The resolution further 
instructed the Trustees of Orange Presbytery to hold the church property 
with a view to organizing a Presbyterian Church when and if possible. 

29. That notwithstanding the formal adoption of the resolution dis- 
solving Hillview, continued eff'orts were made to work out the existing 
difficulties without success. At a called meeting of Orange Presbytery 
on September 12, 1963, the Administrative Commission recommended to 
Orange Presbytery that for the sake of safeguarding the witness of the 
Church under the Constitution of The Presbyterian Church in the United 
States a resolution be adopted, which it was, containing the provisions 
quoted below: 

. . . "(2) That Presbytery reaffirm its action heretofore taken by 
which action Hillview Presbyterian Church was dissolved, to be 
effective October 1, 1963; 

"(3) That Presbytery assert its title to the property and that it 
direct the Trustees of Presbytery to institute an action in the Superior 
Court of Rockingham County, to have the title to said property de- 
clared to be in the Trustees, and for possession of the premises, and 
(sic) is in accord with The Book of Church Order, Chapter 6-3; and 
''(4) That the Trustees be authorized to employ counsel to conduct the 
litigation, with Presbytery to be responsible for said attorney's com- 
pensation." 

30. That following the actions of Orange Presbytery heretofore recited, 
no persons were recognized as constituting the congregation of Hillview 
Presbyterian Church, dissolved. On the contrary, provision had been 
made for transfer within two months of their membership to other 
churches, should they so elect, with them otherwise to be regarded as 
members of the First Presbyterian Church of Reidsville. 

31. That so far as appears herein, no appeal from any of the decisions, 
findings, or actions of Orange Presbytery was taken at any time to any 
higher Church Court. 

32. That none of the present Hillview congregation are members of 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

CERTAIN HISTORICAL FINDINGS 

33. That at the trial Dr. Aiken Taylor, an expert witness on general 
Church history, testified as to certain conclusions of his, from records 
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that the Southern Presbyterian Church had historically viewed particular 
church property as vested for all purposes in the local congregation 
without obligation to the denomination as a whole. Subsequently, the 
records on which he purportedly based his testimony were made avail- 
able to the Court as exhibits and an examination of these, which are 
various General Assembly minutes, discloses that in fact that body, the 
Church's highest judicatory, neither so adjudicated nor opined. The 
references from which the witness sought to draw these conclusions 
were to matters involving negotiations concerning (a) the return of cer- 
tain Synods to the Southern Presbyterian Church after division and (b) 
reunion discussions in connection with the Northern Presbyterian 
Church. The latest of these minutes was dated in 1875. No information 
of record was produced to show any official action or interpretation of 
the Southern Presbyterian Church suggesting congregational owner- 
ship of church property, to the exclusion of the denominational interest, 
and the Court finds there have been none. The witness testified that 
there have been instances in which local Presbyterian churches have 
been allowed to leave the denomination and take their property with 
them, but no evidence was offered or adduced that any such action 
was otherwise than by sufferance, or that it constituted a ruling by 
any qualified Church judicatory that the denomination as a whole did 
not have a property interest. No record of action was introduced to 
support this testimony, nor did the witness reveal any personal knowl- 
edge thereof. 

34. That on the other hand, the Court finds that on at least two 
occasions the Constitution of The Presbyterian Church in the United 
States has been sought to be amended by the addition of a provision to 
The Book of Church Order, in substantially the following terms: 

"Each Church, Presbytery, and Synod owns and has the power of con- 
trol, management and disposal of its respective property, whether the 
title thereto be held by Trustees, individual or corporate, or other- 
wise, and except as provided in Section 158 of The Book of Church 
Order, it is not within the power of any one or more of such parties, 
or of the General Assembly, to impair or divest such title so held by 
any other such bodies without its consent given by the affirmative 
vote of three-fourths of those present at a meeting of such body 
constitutionally called for that purpose. The right of a Church, a 
Presbytery, and a Synod in and to its property is a civil right and 
cannot be involuntarily impaired or affected by an ecclesiastical action 
of any other Church Court." 

In 1932, such an amendment was proposed by the General Assembly, 
and submitted to the Presbyteries for their subsequent vote. 38 Pres- 
byterians voted in favor of the amendment, 51 voted against it and 2 
did not vote. Thus the amendment was rejected by the Church as a 
whole. 

35. That in 1938, substantially the foregoing amendment was again 
approved by the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in the 
United States and submitted to its Presbyteries for a vote and again 
rejected. 30 Presbyteries voted in favor of the amendment, 54 voted 
against it, and 3 did not vote, with 1 Presbytery failing to report. 

II. GENERAL CONCLUSIONS ON FACTS IN SUIT: 

1. That the question here for decision by the Court is whether or not 
the Plaintiff, Orange Presbytery, is entitled to the property of a dis- 
solved local "particular" Presbyterian Church known as Hillview Pres- 
byterian Church ? 

2. It is conceded, that as a general proposition of law, the First 
Amendment to the Constitution of the United States sometimes loosely 



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referred to as ''Doctrine of Separation of Church and State", protects 
the organized church in all matters not involving the civil law. Thus, 
the property involved here, both real and personal property, places the 
case and its disposition in the civil courts. 

3. The Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States 
protects the plaintiff and defendant from depravation of property except 
by due process of law. 

4. To whom does the property belong? The Court is constrained to 
hold, and does so hold, that Orange Presbytery is the owner of and 
entitled to the possession of the real and personal property in question 
in this case. 

5. All matters not involved in litigation concerning the civil laws of 
the State are, and should be, disposed of in the Church Courts. Ob- 
viously, title to real and personal property here involved should be dis- 
posed of in this Court. 

6. This Court finds nothing in this record to negate the Church Law 
and turn this property over to a new and different church organization. 
Certainly, such decision should not rest upon the shifting sands of 
religious difference borne upon the winds of dissent in church theology. 
Nor can the Court depart from the theory of the doctrine of the author- 
ity of the Mother Church to chart its course. To do so here would be 
to say that a local congregation, new in concept, and different, at least 
to some extent, in doctrine and belief, could violate the Church Law and 
then wash its hands clean spiritually and legally. Then say that the 
Court in conscience, equity and law should condone its action. 

7. Indeed, the language in the deeds indicate strongly a state of mind 
and course of conduct that cannot be squared with good conscience and 
the law of equity. There is ample evidence in the record that the seeds 
of dissent and unwillingness to comply with church order and consti- 
tutional provisions were present long before the church ran afoul of 
stormy issues rending the church impotent in spiritual power and 
physical progress. 

8. The sponsoring church. The First Church of Reidsville, sought to 
further spread the gospel of faith and doctrine. In so doing, it was 
adhering to the marching orders of the church. So this Court hold that 
the real and personal property in this case belongs to Orange Presby- 
tery. To hold otherwise would be to say that the Trustees under the 
facts in this case can take property for the use and benefit of Southeast 
Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Evangelical Synod. 

9. This Court rejects the premise, that in this case, the church property 
is held entirely for the benefit of the local church and that any majority 
constitutes the true congregation. 

AND UPON THE FOREGOING FINDINGS THE COURT 

MAKES THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS OF LAW: 

III. General Principles 

1. That the Presbyterian Church in the United States, sometimes called 
the "Southern Presbyterian Church", is a constituted religious society 
of connectional, as opposed to congregational, character. As such, it 
falls in that class of churches where the religious congregation or 
ecclesiastical body holding property is but a subordinate member of a 
general church organization, in which there are superior ecclesiastical 
tribunals with a general and ultimate power of control, more or less 
complete in some supreme judicatory, over the whole membership of that 
general organization. 



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2. That in the case of such churches, whenever a question of ecclesi- 
astical law has been decided by the highest church judicatory, to which 
the matter has been carried, legal tribunals acting under civil authority 
must accept such decisions as final and binding in cases before them. 

3. That the order and polity of the Southern Presbyterian Church 
neither provides for nor allows voluntary secession of particular member 
churches from the church body as a whole, provision being made only 
for voluntary withdrawal from membership by individuals. 

4. Because of the connective governmental structure of The Presbyterian 
Church in the United States, there is an implied trust upon the local 
church properties for the benefit of the general church. 

IV. Particular Conclusions upon the Facts in Suit 

1. That at the time of the attempted secession of Hillview Presbyterian 
Church from the parent body, eleven members remained loyal to the 
denomination as indicated by their votes, and forty-six did not. While 
on this record these eleven are not shown to have taken any further 
steps to protect their status, the prima facie presumption of fact re- 
mains that both under Presbyterian Order and accepted principles of 
secular law applicable to connectional churches they alone constituted 
the true congregation of Hillview once secession was attempted by a 
disloyal majority. There being no provision for secession available 
under Presbyterian Order, no more resulted from the attempt than a 
classification of the congregation into loyal and disloyal elements. 
Therefore, there remained in existence a church over which Orange 
Presbytery could exercise the power of dissolution vested in it under 
Section 16-7(9) of The Book of Church Order, as it had given the Hill- 
view Session notice it proposed to do. 

2. That under the clear provisions of Section 6-3 of The Book of 
Church Order, quoted in Finding of Fact No. 9, it was the duty of the 
Hillview Trustees, defendants herein and still holders of the record 
title to the church properties, to deliver, convey and transfer the same 
to Orange Presbytery, which had become the beneficial owner, or its 
authorized agents. The Trustees of Orange Presbytery, plaintiffs herein, 
were and are such agents, duly authorized and instructed to take all 
necessary steps to gain possession under the resolution of Orange Pres- 
bytery referred to in Findings of Fact Nos. 28 and 29. 

3. That Hillview Presbyterian Church's dissolution admitted of no other 
result. The local church had been "dissolved" by the Presbytery and 
no ''disposition" had been made of its property. The attempt of a dis- 
loyal congregational majority to retain congregational ownership, con- 
tinuing the while to occupy and use the property, cannot be regarded as 
a disposition when, as here, it was the culmination of a series of viola- 
tions of that very Presbyterian order and polity the violators had vowed 
to support. The officers of Hillview had so bound themselves expressly; 
so had the organizing members; and any members subsequently added 
were equally bound by the very form of government to which, by their 
membership, they had implicitly subscribed. 

4. That upon dissolution of Hillview, its Trustees held naked legal 
title for the sole use and benefit of Orange Presbytery, with no active 
duties resting in them. They were thus Trustees for the Presbytery 
with the duty to convey and deliver, and, since such a naked trust is 
of necessity self-executing, the title to the lands here in suit was vested 
in Orange Presbytery immediately upon the dissolution by operation 
of law. 

5. That the Trustees and congregation of the present Hillview Presby- 
terian Church, existing as a unit of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, 



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Evangelical Synod, parties of this suit either directly or by representa- 
tion of the congregation as a class, are under a duty to deliver imme- 
diate possession of the properties in suit to Orange Presbytery and its 
plaintiff Trustees. 

6. That as to the tract described in Church Deed No. 1, the foregoing 
conclusions are further supported by the trusts established in the deed, 
calling for the organization of and dedication of the property to a 
church under the care and government of the Orange Presbytery of The 
Presbyterian Church in the United States. These provisions, construed 
consistently with the rule of law that under connective governmental 
structure there is an implied trust upon local properties in favor of the 
church as a whole, constituted a dedication of the land conveyed to 
organzied Southern Presbyterianism and not to a local church. 

7. That the attempted variation of the foregoing trust under provision 
of Church Deed No. 2, aimed to localize ultimate and final authority over 
the property in a majority of the local congregation, was void as incon- 
sistent with Presbyterian Order, and also as beyond the powers of the 
initial Trustees making the second conveyance. Their powers were 
limited by their source of title and the obligations imposed upon them 
thereunder. Church Deed No. 2 was absolute in terms, save as limited 
in the habendum by the extent of authority and power reposed in the 
initial, conveying Trustees; the repugnant insertions must be dis- 
regarded; and the deed therefore must be treated merely as a valid 
conveyance pursuant to the dedication made in Church Deed No. 1, to 
Hillview Trustees without limitation except by reason of their trustee 
status. 

8. That as to the Manse Deed, no different conclusion is required. Pro- 
visions repugnant to Presbyterian Order, therein contained, were in- 
serted with the approval of the congregation upon submission by the 
Session, after prior discussion among the officers of the Church, all sworn 
to uphold Presbyterian Order rather than thus seek to defeat it. This 
action, viewed in the light of the earlier attempt to subvert such order 
in connection with Church Deed No. 2, constituted a deliberate and dis- 
loyal course of dealing by those instrumental in it. These provisions 
inserted in a bargain and sale deed and beyond the authority of the 
grantees either to have inserted or to accept, were also inconsistent 
with the granting clause and the habendum clause unrestrictedly con- 
veying the property to the Trustees of Hillview Church and their suc- 
cessors in office. They must be disregarded as immaterial and unauthor- 
ized insertions having no force or effect. Therefore, the Manse Deed 
was effective only to convey the property described therein to the 
Trustees of Hillview without limitation except by reason of their 
Trustee status. 

9. That Section 6-1 of The Book of Church Order, quoted in Finding 
of Fact No. 9, does not vary the conclusions above made. While under 
it local trustees do act pursuant to congregational instruction, they do 
so only in the fulfillment of their duties. These duties include only the 
purchase, sale and mortgage of property, the acceptance and execution 
of deeds, the holding and defending of titles, and the management of 
permanent special funds. It is no part of their duties, nor does the 
congregation have authority to instruct them, to divert church property 
from the uses of the larger church. 

10. That this court is further bound by ecclesiastical action of Orange 
Presbytery, a Church Court, in declaring Hillview dissolved and declaring 
its entitlement to the church property; as it did declare in its resolutions 
concerning the dissolution. The only function of this Court is to enforce 
the rights, ecclesiastically declared, not in conflict with the civil law, 
which Orange Presbytery as an arm of the larger church here resorts 
to civil authority to uphold. 



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11. That the complaint makes reference to items of personal property 
claimed, as do the stipulations of the parties concerning the same, 
identifying them by categories. As to all articles of personal property 
acquired by Hillview prior to its dissolution, the rights and obligations 
of the parties are the same as in the case of the real properties; but prop- 
erty after-acquired by the present Hillview Presbyterian Church is not 
subject to adjudication herein. 

12. That the deed of trust upon the church properties, referred to in 
Finding of Fact No. 22, is not at issue, but the parties have stipulated 
among themselves that the lien thereof is undischarged, and the Court 
concludes that relief granted herein should be subject to the lien of said 
deed of trust to the extent the same is valid and subsisting. 

AND UPON THE FOREGOING FINDINGS OF FACT AND CON- 
CLUSIONS OF LAW, THE COURT 

ORDERS, ADJUDGES AND DECREES AS FOLLOWS: 

1. Orange Presbytery of The Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
a religious organization, is the true and lawful owner of 

(a) The tract of land described in each of the following two deeds: 
First, a deed from Lewis W. Apple and wife to Lewis W. Apple, 
John E. Apple, J. Robert Jackson, Paul V. Hastings and Byrd 
M. Barker, Trustees, which is recorded in the office of the Regis- 
ter of Deeds of Rockingham County, North Carolina, in Book 
380 at Page 295; and second, a deed from the said Trustees to 
John E. Apple, J. Robert Jackson and Pete Knowles, Trustees 
of the Hillview Presbyterian Chapel (Church), which is recorded 
in the office of the Register of Deeds of Rockingham County, 
North Carolina, in Book 547 at Page 130; and 

(b) The two tracts of land described in a deed from Ted Barnett and 
wife to Robert Jackson, Claude Land and Pete Knowles, Trustees 
of the Hillview Presbyterian Church and their successors in 
office, which is recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds 
of Rockingham County, North Carolina, in Book 585 at Page 34. 

2. In its discretion and in the exercise of its legal and equitable powers 
the Court appoints Richard L. Wharton, attorney for plaintiffs herein. 
Commissioner and directs him to make and deliver a deed, by authority 
of this judgment, conveying the lands described in the foregoing deeds 
to plaintiffs or their successor Trustees, if any, as Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery, to have and to hold to them as Trustees and their successors 
in office in fee simple, forever; subject, however, to the lien of that 
certain deed of trust recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of 
Rockingham County, North Carolina, in Book 584 at Page 147, to the 
extent the same is valid and subsisting. 

3. Defendants and the congregation of the present Hillview Presbyterian 
Church shall immediately upon entry of this judgment deliver to the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery the possession of the lands above desig- 
nated, and shall simultaneously and forthwith vacate the same. 

4. Defendants and the congregation of the present Hillview Presbyterian 
Church shall immediately and forthwith deliver to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery all articles of personal property in their possession 
and which belonged to the original Hillview Presbyterian Church prior 
to July 18, 1963. 

5. The defendants shall pay the costs of this action to be taxed by 
the Clerk. 

6. This cause is retained in the Superior Court of North Carolina in 
and for Rockingham County for such further orders, if any, as may 
be necessary to implement the relief above granted. 



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This the 14 day of September, 1968 

Beal 

Judge of Superior Court 

A motion concerning disposition of the Hillview situation 
was approved as follows: 

That pending receipt of a request from the Hillview congre- 
gation as presently constituted, that they be allowed to con- 
tinue to use the buildings and property of Presbytery on a 
rental or lease basis acceptable to Presbytery ; and that in the 
meantime, the Committee on Church Extension, with the 
advice and consultation of the Reidsville First Church, conduct 
a survey in the area now served by the Hillview congregation 
to determine the possibilities of re-establishing a Presbyterian 
church there, and report its findings to the next stated meeting 
of Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, and was adopted as follows: 

Under the mandate assigned this committee by Presbytery, 
the enlarged Sessional Records Committee has met to deter- 
mine how best to discharge its responsibility. Mindful that 
our task is to assist churches in the better preserving of their 
records and to enable them to function within the Constitution 
of our denomination with ease and integrity, we have reviewed 
the past procedures for examining Sessional Records and have 
projected a new method which we believe will accomplish 
the desired results. 

PROPOSED PROCEDURE FOR SESSIONAL RECORDS 
EXAMINATION 

1. Church Sessional Records will be examined by the Sessional Records 
Committee prior to meetings of Presbytery. 

2. The examination and report to Presbytery on Church Sessional 
Records will be conducted by Districts with the following schedule: 

District I — January 
District II — April 
District III — June 
District IV — October 
(This will become the regular time for annual examination.) 

3. The Sessional Records Committee will meet at a church or office 
centrally located in each district for the purpose of this examination. 
The churches in each district will be requested to deliver their books 
to the church in advance of the examination date. The books may be 
returned to the churches after the examination. 

4. The attached questionnaire will be used by the Sessional Records 
Committee as its guide in the examination of the books. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Orange Presbytery adopt the proposal to examine Sessional 
Records by Districts (one District each quarter.) 



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2. That all churches in District I be instructed to deliver their Sessional 
Records to First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, by January 9, 1969, 
for examination by the Sessional Records Committee. 

3. That Orange Presbytery adopt the attached questionnaire as a new 
guide for use by the Sessional Records Committee in its examination 
of records. 

COMMITTEE EXAMINATION OF SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Name of Church . 

I. Preservation of Records 
Does name of the church appear clearly on outside of Record Cover ?( ) 



Are the minutes legible and sufficiently explicit? ( ) 

Are rolls maintained in accordance with BCO 8-7, 8; 15-8? ( ) 

Are minutes carefully preserved? (BCO 13-5) ( ) 

Were records submitted prior to April 1? (BCO 15-7) ( ) 

Were copies of minutes at congregational meetings entered in the 

Minute Book of the Session? (BCO 5-5) ( ) 

II. Proper Conduct of Meetings 

Were stated meetings held at least quarterly? (BCO 13-5) ( ) 

Was a quorum present at each meeting? (BCO 15-2) ( ) 

Were the meetings moderated in accordance with BCO 15-1, 3, 4? . . ( ) 

Were the names of those present, including moderator, recorded? . .( ) 

Were the meetings ordinarily opened and closed with prayer? 

(BCO 13-6) ( ) 

Were the minutes of each meeting read and approved? ( ) 

Were time and place of meetings recorded? ( ) 

Were congregational meetings properly called, conducted and 

recorded according to BCO 5, 26, 29.1? ( ) 



III. Completeness of Records 

Do minutes indicate selection of representatives to Presbytery 

and Synod, and of their reporting to Session? (BCO 15-6 (15) ( ) 

Do minutes indicate date Annual Statistical Report was recorded 

in minutes of Session, and how made available to congregation? ( ) 

Do minutes indicate dates of semi-annual examination and review 

of records of Board of Deacons? (BCO 12-4, 12-6 (8) ( ) 

Do minutes reveal examination, ordinations and installation 

of officers (BCO 29-2, 3) ( ) 

IV. Compliance with the Constitution 

Does record reveal any action out of accord with the Constitution 

of the Church? ( ) 

If so, indicate the nature of the action, and the section of 

the Constitution which was violated 



Report of Examiner: 
For approval 

For approval with exceptions 

Disapproval for following reasons: 

Inadequate preservation of record 

Improper conduct of meetings 

Incomplete record 

Violation of Constitution 



Recommendation of Committee: 
For approval 

For approval with exceptions 

Disapproval — with following 

recommendations: 



Date 



Examiner 



Date 



Chairman 



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PRESBYTERrAN DAY CARE COMMITTEE OF GREENSBORO 

Chairman John J. Mclver presented the report which was 
adopted, along with the motion that the organizing committee 
be dissolved: 

The subject committee was appointed by Presbytery at its April 
Meeting to develop a proposed project whereby the Presbyterian 
churches of the Greensboro area would sponsor a day care center for 
the disadvantaged, to be located in Morningside Homes, and operated 
by United Day Care Services, a member agency of the Greater Greens- 
boro United Fund. Since this project was of a specific local nature, it 
was undertaken as a cooperative elfort by the churches within the area, 
with the approval of Orange Presbytery but without any formal par- 
ticipation by Presbytery. 

The churches included were Alamance, Bethel, Buifalo, Church of the 
Covenant, Church of the Cross, Faith, Fellowship, Glenwood, Greensboro 
First, Guilford Park, Hope View, Memorial, St. Paul, Sedgefield, Star- 
mount, Vandalia, Westminster and Presbyterian House, UNC-G. 

The center is set up to handle 35 children, five days per week, for a 
52-week year. The committee's objective was to seek funding for 
November and December 1968, and for calendar 1969, based on an esti- 
mated annual net cost of $16,500.00. This has been accomplished with a 
majority of the churches participating. It was somewhat difficult to 
provide funds for November and December of this year since it was so 
late in the year and so few churches had any reserve funds left in their 
budget. The committee was fortunate to receive some outside help on 
this particular problem in the form of gifts of $500.00 from the Board 
of National Ministries, Atlanta, and $1,000.00 from the Presbyterian 
Institute for Human Development, Louisville, Ky. Both of these gifts 
apply solely to our financial needs for the remainder of 1968 and will 
not be repeated in the future. These funds will cover about one-half 
of the amount needed for the two-month period and the balance will 
come through the participating churches. 

You will be interested to know that we have received considerable 
support and encouragement from within the community toward the 
realization of this project. As sponsors we are concerned only with the 
direct operating cost of the center. There are a number of start-up 
expenditures involved in getting into operation which are not included 
in the operating costs. The Negro Men's Club of Greensboro has con- 
tributed $1,000.00, and the Greensboro Chapter of the National Council 
of Jewish Women, $500.00 toward securing playground equipment, desks, 
cots, etc. The Greensboro Housing Authority has been most helpful 
in providing the facility, making needed renovations and in seeing that 
it is physically brought up to State and City regulations. The Morning- 
side Tenant Council and the parents of the children have been most 
cooperative in working out the many details involved in getting started. 

This project was conceived and developed with a three-fold motive. 
First, we wanted to demonstrate our Christian concern for our local 
community by taking positive and responsible action in helping to meet 
one of its pressing needs. Secondly, we wanted to speak to the com- 
munity with one voice — that of the Presbyterians of Greensboro. And 
finally, we wanted to develop a specific vehicle whereby individuals 
and groups within all of our congregations would have the opportunity 
through volunteer service to make a direct, personal and working con- 
tribution toward a community need. 

We are are now in the process of organizing the Sponsors Com- 
mittee of the Presbyterian Churches of Greensboro which will become 
our official representative. This committee will be composed of one 



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representative from each church and three representatives from the 
parents of the children in attendance at the center. This committee 
will, in cooperation with the Center Director, develop and organize 
projects and programs aimed toward the cultural enrichment and educa- 
tion of the children and parents, and will coordinate the efforts of the 
individual churches as they seek to carry out these projects through 
volunteer service. The Sponsors Committee will also assume the respon- 
sibility for future funding of the center. 

COMMITTEE ON RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS 

The report was given by the Chairman, Rev. Lev^is Bledsoe. 
The following proposed amendment to the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States was approved by a 
vote of 66-0 : 

1. That Chapter 8 of the Form of Government be amended by adding 
thereto a new Section 8-18 as follows: 

"If a church is dissolved by the Presbytery, or otherwise ceases 
to exist, and on the rolls of such church, members remain who 
have made no arrangements to transfer their membership to some 
other church, the Presbytery shall have power to transfer such 
members to another church within its bounds whose Session agrees 
to receive them." 

A motion was approved that the Committee on Worship and 
Work docket the remaining proposed amendments for the 
January meeting of Presbytery. 

NEW BUSINESS 

A motion was approved that the Moderator appoint a com- 
mittee to study recent decisions of the Trustees of Davidson 
College and report back to Presbytery. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR SPRINGWOOD CHURCH 

The following new Administrative Commission was appointed 
by the Moderator: 

Ministers Ruling Elders 

Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman Staley Garrison, Jr. 

William R. Strickland, Jr. Jay Gilliland 

W. Lowry McBath W. S. Harris 

William E. Massey, Jr. Herbert Reese 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The Four-hundred-Thirteenth-Stated Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery will be held at Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C. on Thursday, January 23, 1969. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The following report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. 
James Watkins: 

The Presbytery of Orange expresses its great appreciation 
for the many thoughtful services rendered by the Westminster 



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Church at this Four Hundred Twelfth Stated Meeting. We 
are grateful for the spirit displayed by the Pastor and Mem- 
bers, together with the attractive setting which have con- 
tributed to our comfort and facilitated the carrying on of 
the work at hand. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Presby- 
tery voted to adjourn, and the closing prayer was offered by 
the Moderator. 

Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 

Charles R. Carter, Moderator 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



A BRIEF HISTORY OF WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Westminster Presbyterian Church moved from downtown Greensboro 
in 1959 under the wise and courageous leadership of Marion S. Huske. 

The financial support of Westminster has been solidly backed by Orange 
Presbytery not only in the larger necessity of buying property, but also 
in the constant willingness to support current expenses when necessary. 
Financially speaking, this church is now strong, but also holding a heavy 
mortgage. Present efforts are now focused on, not only retiring the 
mortgage, but also benevolent efforts beyond this church. 

The membership of Westminster has grown from 168 to 422 in the 
eight years since moving from downtown Greensboro. The membership 
is drawn from all over Greensboro and beyond the city limits. This is due 
to the faithful members who have felt a fidelity to this church second 
only to their faithfulness to Jesus Christ. The fact that Westminster is 
a competitive, city church instead of a community church is due to the 
lack of clearly defined planning and honestly executed intentions of 
Presbytery in locating new churches in co-operative positions and in 
cooperative methods. 

What else do you say about a church? Ordinarily the statistics of 
interest are the membership and money. There is something far more 
important in every church. This is the spiritual strength of a church. 
The love, unity, joy, peace and power that exists in this church comes out 
of a long history of troubles and problems. By sincerely and absolutely 
believing in and trusting Jesus Christ these troubles and problems have 
been miraculously transformed into hope and happiness. 



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CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

NOVEMBER 16, 1968—9:00 A.M. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

The Called Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to order 
at 9:00 A.M. by the Moderator, Rev. Charles R. Carter, and 
was led in prayer and worship by Rev. Lee Adkins. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum declared present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS ELDERS 

J. Earl Adkins Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

Lee Adkins Burlington First 

W. Kirk Allen W. S. Creech High Point First 

Tom B. Anderson Marvin H. Grant Burlington First 

W. O. Payne Burlington First 

Ben F. Brown John Latta Mebane 

P. B. Burleigh Walter Butler Griers 

Donald A. Campbell .... George Bason Hawfields 

Charles R. Carter William Sloan Forest Hills 

William Chappell (New Hope) 

C. Linwood Cheshire (Stated Clerk) 

Charles W. Coats Mrs. W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

W. C. Cooper Willis H. Owens Buffalo (L) 

L. French Cowan H. J. Thiel Stony Creek 

Marion Currie (Fellowship) 

John L. Davis Claude Cobra Vandalia 

Frank A. Davison East Burlington 

William A. Dysard, Jr. . . Stanley E. Combs Pittsboro 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

John E. Eliason Piedmont 

Galen Elliott (Bethlehem-Efland) 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . . Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Milton M. Foust (Church Extension) 

Joseph M. Garrison Harold M. Bailey Covenant 

Fred Horton (Student) 

Robert S. Ledbetter H. L. Seagrove Yanceyville 

William E, Massey, Jr. . . J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

Carl May Starmount 

James F. Miller Mrs. K. L. Whittington . . Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer Covenant 

W. Lowry McBath William C. Anderson .... Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann St. Paul 

Angus McGregor George C. Mason Madison 

Allen C. McSween Charles S. Wilkins Starmount 

T. Henry Patterson (Retired) 

A. V. Ray (Hope View) 

Manf ord H. Saunders . . . Harry M. Clark Westview 

Buie Seawell (Reconciliation) 

Sam C. Smith (Reidsville First) 

Donald E. Trent J. Brock Smith Glenwood 

William D. Varker R. K. Hunter Westminster 

James Watkins (Randolph) 

Worth N. Watts Samuel S. Webb Trinity 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. ... J. T. Bradshe Milton 

Charles C. West (Greenwood) 



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John Whitley G. T. Sykes Eden 

Elinos Whitlock, Jr (Memorial) 

Norman M. Whitney . . . . L. N. Glenn Bethany 

John A. Womeldorf (Bethesda) 

James E, Wood Will Tillman Euphronia 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

J. R. Woods ( Smyrna- Wentworth) 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr Paul Evans, Sr El Bethel 

Hugh Fitzpatrick Asheboro First 

T. B. Hilliard Crestwood 

Clyde Barksdale Dogwood Acres 

Charles Waddell Fairfield 

N. G. Bryan Graham 

William M. Holt Jonesboro 

J. Edmond Latta Little River 

M. W. Tate Northside 

Orton J. Cameron Sanford First 

Ralph A. Thomas Shiloh 

M. Leon Cranford Whispering Pines 

CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

Bethesda, Bethlehem, Brentwood, Broadway, Buffalo (G), 
Cross Roads, Cumnock, East Burlington, Efland, Eno, Faith, 
Farmville, Fellowship, Goldston, Greensboro First (1 pres- 
ent) , Greenwood, Guilford Park, Gulf, Haywood, Hillsborough, 
Hope View, Joyce, Memorial, Morningside, New Hope, Oak- 
view, Piedmont, Pleasant Grove, Pocket, Randolph, Recon- 
ciliation, Red House, Redeemer, Reidsville First, Riverview, 
St. Andrews, St. Paul, Salem, Sedgefield, Siler City, Smyrna, 
Springwood, Stoneville, University, Wayside, Wentworth. 

CALL 

The Call v^as read by the Stated Clerk, and was found to be 
in order and in accord with the Book of Church Order 16-9. 
The Constitutional requirements having been met, at the 
request of the Moderator, I am hereby calling Orange Pres- 
bytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, 
North Carolina, on Saturday, November 16, 1968 at 9:00 A.M. 
to transact the following business : 

1. To consider the matter of the proposed union of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States and the Re- 
formed Church in America. 

2. That the attached Docket be adopted. 

3. To attend to any matters growing out of the above. 

Signed: Charles R. Carter, Moderator 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 
Charles S. Wilkins 
Charles G. Fitzpatrick 
Harry M. Clark 



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DOCKET 

The Docket was approved as follows: 

DOCKET FOR CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
NOVEMBER 16, 1968—9:00 A.M. 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

9:00 Opening Worship and Roll Call 
Call Read 

Appointment of Committees 

Communications 
9:20 Brief history of the proposed union of PCUS-RCA 
9:35 Summary of theological changes involved, and doctrinal standards 

that would be adopted, in the proposed union 
9:45 Debate of the proposed union on the basis of theology: 

Speaker for union — 10 minutes 

Speaker against union — 10 minutes 
10:10 Small group discussion 
10:40 Break 

11:00 Summary of governmental changes involved, and governmental 
standards that would be adopted, in the proposed union 

11:10 Debate of the proposed union on the basis of government 
Speaker for union — 10 minutes 
Speaker against union — 10 minutes 

11:35 Small group discussion 

12:15 Lunch 

1:15 Reconvene, summary of changes in worship and work that would 

be involved in the proposed union 
1:25 Debate of the proposed union on the basis of worship and work 

Speaker for union — 10 minutes 

Speaker against union — 10 minutes 
1:45 Panel composed of speakers, with plenary discussion 

Resolutions Committee report 

Reading of Minutes 

Adjournment 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Requests for excuses from ministers were approved as 
follows : 

Joseph W. Flora, William W. Peters, Vance Barron, William 
Strickland, Clifford D. Cardwell, William D. Varker (1:00). 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Resolutions: Rev. Frank Davison, Chairman 
Rev. Carl May 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Rev. Lee Adkins gave a word of welcome to Burlington and to 
Burlington First Church. He also made necessary announce- 
ments. 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, Chairman of the Special Studies 
Committee, presented the basis and format of the meeting. 
The motion was made and approved that all Ruling Elders 
and guests be invited to sit with Presbytery and be given the 
privilege of the floor. 
HISTORY 

Mr. Fitzpatrick presented a brief history of the proposed 
union of the Presbjrterian Church in the United States and 
the Reformed Church in America. 



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THEOLOGY 

A summary of the doctrinal standards and theological changes 
involved in the Plan of Union v^as presented by Ruling Elder 
R. K. Hunter. On the basis of theology, Rev. John L. Davis 
then spoke for union and Rev. Marion H. Currie spoke against 
union. Presbytery then proceeded to small groups for a dis- 
cussion of theology. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 10 :40 and reconvened at 10 :45. 
GOVERNMENT 

A summary of Governmental standards and governmental 
changes involved in the Plan of Union v^as presented by 
Ruling Elder Paul G. Boone. On the basis of government, 
Rev. W. Kirk Allen then spoke for union and Rev. James F. 
Miller spoke against union. Presbytery then proceeded to 
small groups for a discussion of Government. 

LUNCH RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 : 15 and reconvened at 1 :15 
v^ith prayer by Rev. W. C. Cooper. 

WORSHIP AND WORK 

A summary of changes in v^orship and work involved in the 
Plan of Union v^as presented by Rev. Norman Whitney. On 
the basis of these changes. Rev. Donald E. Trent spoke for 
union and Rev. Willliam A. Dysard, Jr. spoke against union. 

PLENARY SESSION 

In the closing plenary session, the speakers served as a panel 
to discuss questions from the floor. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Frank 
Davison, and was adopted as follows: 

Be it resolved that Orange Presbytery, at its Called Meeting on 
November 16, 1968, express its appreciation: 

1. To the ministers, officers and ladies of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, for the thoughtful hospitality; 

2. To the Special Studies Committee for its planning of this meeting; 
and 

3. To those M^ho shared in the program. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. There 
being no further business, a motion to adjourn was approved 
and the meeting was closed with prayer by the Moderator. 

Charles R. Carter, Moderator 
Donald E. Trent, Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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INDEX 



ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, ETC 5 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 14, 40, 62, 87, 143 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSIONS 49, 58, 66, 73, 111-114, 139 

AUDITS BY C.P.A 67, 93-103 

BEQUEST, Form of 3 

BUDGET, Information 29, 68 

CALLS TO PASTORS 24, 49, 65, 108 

CANDIDATES: 

Received by Presbytery 71 

Requests 42, 72 

Roll 30, 71 

CHURCHES : 

Cooperative Church Ministry 51, 78 

Historical Sketches : 

Starmount S7 

Alamance 59 

Westminster 140 

Invitations From 42, 89 

New Church Ministry 51, 78 

No Ruling Elder Present at Presbytery 13, 44, 61, 86. 142 

Overtures From 31, 64, 82, 83 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 21, 48, 65, 106 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 

Elected 118 

Reporting 77 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 
To Ordain and/or Install : 

Rev. James H. Allen, Campus Ministry, UNC-G 26 

Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Bethesda 27 

Rev. James J. Watkins, Randolph 27 

Rev. James E. Wood, White Hall, Euphronia 67 

Allen C. McSween, Jr., Student 70 

To Ordain and/or Install : 

Rev. Charles R. Carter, Forest Hills 16 

Rev. William R. Strickland, Jr., University 16 

Rev. Clyde M. Wray. El Bethel 16 

Rev. James H. Allen, Campus Ministry, UNC-G 42 

Rev. James J. Watkins, Randolph 43 

Rev. Worth N. Watts, Trinity 43 

Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Bethesda 43 

Rev. Allen C. McSween, Jr., Student 89 

Rev. Coy R. Bovender, Faith 110 

Rev. John E. Eliason, Piedmont Ill 

Rev. Norman M. Whitney, Bethany Ill 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 

Bills and Overtures 19, 47, 64, 93 

Courtesy and Resolutions 19, 47, 64, 93, 143 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Annuities and Relief 75 

Audit and Budget 28, 68, 93, 105 

Bills and Overtures 56, 82 

Christian Education 19, 46, 75, 119 



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INDEX— Continued 



Christian Higher Education 29, 55, 70, 106 

Church Extension 17, 51, 73, II9 

Evangelism 53, 79 

Examinations 70, 73 

Homes 121 

Insurance 56 

Nominations 29, 55, 73, II4 

Records and Amendments 139 

Resolutions 35, 57, 84, 139, 144 

Salaries 35, 47 

Sessional Records 17, 29, 35, 57, 82, 136 

Special Committee on Study of COCU, etc 31, 81, 114. 143 

Special Committee on Day Care in Greensboro 138 

Stewardship and Promotion 29, 69, 106 

Women's Work 119 

Worship and Work 14, 40, 62, 87 

World Missions 55 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 28, 46, 67, 93 

Audit and Budget 28, 68, 93, 105 

DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 7 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 46, 67 

HILLVIEW 44, 81, 121-136 

HOPE HARBOUR 27 

MANUAL CHANGES 28, 58 

MODERATORS ELECTED 13, 39, 61, 87 

MODERATORS NOMINATED 15, 41, 62, 87 

MINISTERS : 

Dismissed To : 

Rev. Harry Barnett, Kanawha 108 

Rev. Fred Bremer, Newcastle, U. P. U. S. A 48 

Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Norfolk 58 

Rev. Charles McNutt, Montgomery 107 

Rev. J. William Orders, Wilmington 107 

Rev. James Wade, Westminster 48 

Memorials : 

Rev. William Mcllwain Baker 90 

Rev. William Sanford Patterson 45 

Requests 48, 49, 58, 65, 66 

Roll 3, 22 

Terms of Call Changed 23, 67 

OFFICER TRAINING 31 

OVERTURES TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 31, 42, 56, 64, 81. 82, 83 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS: 

Rev. Harry Barnett, Cross Roads 108 

Rev. Fred Bremer, Pocket 48 

Rev. Coy Bovender. Shiloh 107 

Rev. John Eliason, Siler City 107 

Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Buffalo (G) 58 

Rev. Charles W. McNutt, Northside 107 

Rev. J. William Orders, Crestwood 107 

Rev. James Wade, Hillsborough 48 

Rev. Richard Watts, Guilford Park 49 

Rev. Norman Whitney, Broadway, Salem 107 



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INDEX— Continued 

PERMANENT CLERK, Election of 13 

PRESBYTERY. 

Address To 50 

Adjournment 36, 59, 84, 140. 144 

Called Meeting 141 

Communications 15, 42, 64, 89, 143 

Communion 44 

Directory 7 

Dockets 14, 40, 62, 87, 143 

Excuses From 15, 42, 64, 89, 143 

^ Manual Changes 28, 58 

Ministerial Roll 3, 22 

Resignations 89 

Roll 12, 38, 60, 85, 141 

Stated Meetings 12, 38, 60, 85 

RULING ELDERS: 

Memorial To: C. Fred Carlson 104 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES 52, 79 

TAX ASSESSMENTS 67 

TEMPORARY CLERKS, Election of 13, 40, 62. 87 

TRUSTEES: 

Orange Presbytery 35, 54, 81, 121 

Davidson College 117, 139 

Glade Valley School 116 

VISITORS 15, 41, 63, 88 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR YEAR 1968 





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PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEENTH STATED MEETING 

GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
January 23, 1969 



FOUR HUNDRED FOURTEENTH STATED MEETING 

GRAHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Graham, North Carolina 
April 24, 1969 

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Volume CCIV 



URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North CaroKna (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 



BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 



The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or 
property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbjrfcery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

'*2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

'*3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that 
year: in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1969 



MINISTER 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
HOME OFFICE 



Adkins, John Earl, Th.M 1000 Garden Street, Sanford, 27332 775-5296 

Adkins. Lee W., M.A 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-8333 228-1703 

Allen, James H 301 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 273-6557 273-5851 

Allen, W. Kirk, Jr., D.D 918 N. Main Street, High Point, 27260 883-9434 882-6218 

Anderson, Tom B 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-9696 228-1703 

Barron, Vance, D.D P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4092 929-2102 

Bledsoe, Lewis 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 288-3056 288-5452 

Blue, David F., Jr 839 Mountain Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-6840 625-5565 

Bovender, Coy R 6123 Archdale Dr., Greensboro, 27407 299-4550 

Brothers, John T Seminario Evangeleleco de teological 

Rua D. Vasco da Comaru 8 

Carcavelas, Portugal 

Burleigh, P. B RFD 1, Leasburg, 27291 694-2072 (Yancey- 

ville) 



Callis, Cecil C 1003 Oakview Road, High Point, 27260 882-3604 

Campbell. Donald A RFD 1, Mebane, 27302 226-8280 

Carson, Don, Th.M P. O. Box 477, Sanford, 27330 775-2623 

Carter, Charles P. O. Box 5445, High Point. 27262 882-3142 

Chappell, William H RFD 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4710 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr., Th.M.. P. O. Box 9005, Greensboro, 27408 292-1428 

Cook, John S. (H.R.) 802 Aiken Road, Eden, 27288 

Cooper, W. C. (H.R.) RFD 3, Box 750, Sanford, 27330 776-3220 

Cowan, L. French, Th.M RFD 4, Box 109, Burlington, 27215 584-8164 

Currie, Marion H P. O. Box 9582, Greensboro, 27408 274-8182 

Childs, Robert R. Jr 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City, 27344 

Currie, William M 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401... 275-4839 



227-4552 
776-2141 
883-4239 
942-4710 
273-9436 



288-5177 
275-2567 



Davis, John L., Th.M 101 W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro, 27406 275-5042 275-3705 

Davison, Frank A 2109 Holland Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-2909 226-8294 

Dick. F. Marion (H.R.) RFD 2, McLeansville, 27301 273-6787 

Dickson, A. P. (H.R.) Plumtree, 28664 

Deifel, John Jey, Jr c/o Miss E. C. Patterson, 42 Murrayfield 

Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Eliason, John E 1002 Grace Avenue, Burlington, 27215 

Elliott, Galen RFD 2, Mebane, 27302 563-5162 



Flora, Joseph W., Th.M 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 292-0195 

Foust, Milton M Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Frye, J. Bruce St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28362 

Fudge, Samuel R RFD 3, Box 143, Hillsborough, 27278 968-8777 

Garrison, J. M., D.D. (H.R.) 501 S. Mendenhall Street, Greensboro, 27403 272-3880 

Goodman, Walter H.. Jr 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, 27407 299-4061 

Guiton, T. A RFD 6. Box 567, Sanford, 27330 499-5214 

Herring, H. Dewey 345 Greensboro Road, High Point, 27260 

Hope, Samuel R., S.T.M P. O. Box 393, Board of World Missions 

Nashville, Tennessee 

Horn, Raymond A P. O. Box 10785 - Cameron Village, 

Raleigh, 27605 

Horton, Fred 23 Valley Park Road, Chapel Hill 968-5252 

Huffstetler, Edsel M 2520 Church Street, Greensboro, 27405 

Huske, Marion (H.R.) P. O. Box 17764, Charlotte, 28211 876-7974 

Johnston, Frank S. (H.R.) 323 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington, 28403 929-6408 

Joines, Vann S. Jr St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28352 

Jones, J. S., (H.R.) 2805 Amherst Avenue, Burlington, 27215 584-3231 

Kimbrough, C. W RFD 3, Box 613-B, Sanford, 27330 



275-2567 

933-2303 
275-6403 



Ledbetter, Robert S P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville, 27379 694-2453 

Leith, John H., Ph.D.. Th.M 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23227 ... 359-2756 

Love, Grady 1805 Vaughn Road, Burlington, 27215 

Macauley, Wilkes D P. O. Box 12, Asheboro, 27208 629-3272 

Massey, William E., Jr 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 292-3991 

May, Carl P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-0838 

McBath, W. Lowry RFD 10, Box 492, Greensboro, 27406 272-1502 

McCann, Jerry C 1901 Ontario Street, Greensboro, 27403 292-0092 

McGregor, Angus Ramblewood Dr., Greensboro 

McSween, Allen C, D.D P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro. 27404 299-8446 299-8131 

McSween, Allen Jr 918 N. Main, First Church High Point, 

High Point, 27260 

Miller, James F., Th.M P. O. Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 272-8432 274-5467 



355-2831 



625-3227 
275-2567 
299-8131 
272-8520 
292-2442 



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Misenheimer, K. M 

Morrison, C. N. (H.R.) 

Murray, Marion J. (H.R.)... 



501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro, 27403 288-4227 275- 

P. O. Box 67, Whitsett. 27377 449-4255 

P. O. Box 338, Banner Elk, N. C 898-2697 



Olney, W. W Box 372, Hillsborough, 27278. 



Patterson, T. H., D.D. (H.R.)...RFD 10, Box 339, Greensboro, 27406 272-4638 



Patteson, Roy K., Jr., Ph.D 300 N. Main Street, Lexington, 27292 248-8421 

Perkins, William T RFD 1, Harkey Road, Sanford, 27330 775-2617 775-4894 

Peters, W. W P. O. Box 328, Graham, 27253 226-6094 226-4747 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr. (H.R.) 49 Georgia Street, N.W., Concord, 28025 782-5310 

Ray, A. V 2707 Haig Street, Greensboro, 27405 ,...275-7945 

Raynal, H. Middleton RFD 2, Box 423, Sanford, 27330 776-1315 775-2233 

Redhead, John, Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro. 27401 272-4079 275-2567 

Reiff, Gerald N Office of Chaplain, USS Jason (AR-8) 

FPO San Francisco, 96601 

Rice, W. M. (Infirm) 2509 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 288-6911 

Rock, Robert B. (H.R.) P. O. Box 155, Broadway, 27505 258-6172 



Saunders, Manford 1126 W. Webb Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-7432 

Schenck, L. B., Th.D. (H.R.) 402 Woodland Street, Davidson, 28036 892-3401 

Seals, L. Hilton, M.D Sylva 704-568-2135 

Sea^rell, Buie Box 12087, Research Triangle Park 

Settle, Paul 1805 Vaughn Road, Burlington, 27215 

Smith, Harry E P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-7296 

Smith, Samuel C P. O. Box 575, Reidsville. 27320 342-1564 

Stephenson, John P., Jr 2618 Deer Place, Greensboro, 27407 299-7985 

Stone, R. H., D.D. (H.R.) P. O. Box 225, Jefferson, 28604 246-7381 

Strickland, William R P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 967-2311 

Tippens, James S. R Rt. 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4614 

Trent, Donald E., Th.M 1205 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro, 27403 299-9293 



225-4180 
(San- 
ford) 
227-2787 



544-2345 

967-2311 
349-3224 
272-8291 



942-4716 
273-1735 



Varker, William D 3906 Friendly Road, Greensboro, 27410 288-6323 299-3785 

Waldruff, Harold F Box 268, Madison, 27025 

Watkins, James J 4200 S. Main Street, High Point, 27263 431-2287 

Watt, Richard S 2012 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 272-3591 

Watts, Roy E., D.D. (H.R.) 913 Rotary Drive, High Point, 27260 888-4012 

Watts, Worth Rt. 7, Box 47-F, Burlington, 27215.... 584-6455 

Westerfield, W. H. (H.R.) 231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va., 24543 

Whitley, John C P. O. Box 2035 BB, Eden, 27288 623-6976 623-3962 

Whitney, Norman M 1502 S. Main Street, Graham, 27253 

Whitlock, Elinos, Jr 1729 McKnight Mill Road, Greensboro, 27405 .. .273-4726 274-4411 

White, S. A. VI 113 Lexington Ave., Chapel Hill, 27514 929-1788 

Williams, Benjamin F., E.D.T Elon College 

Womeldorf, John A., Th.D RFD 1, Ruffin, 27326 349-5493 

Wood, James E Rt. 1, Sanford, 27330 723-2484 

Woods, Russell, Th.M Wentworth, 27320 342-1668 

Woodson, Marshall S. (H.R.) P. O. Box 1246, Thomasville, Ga., 21792 912-226-3449 

Wray, Clyde M 212 Fairway Street, Eden, 27228 623-2842 

Wrenn, WilHam J., Jr P. O. Box 28, Milton, 27305 234-7703 



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LAYMEN AND LAYWOMEN 1969 

TELEPHONE 

ADDRESS RES. BUS. 

Adkins, Mrs. Lee W 504 Fountain Place, Burlington. 27215 226-8333 

Allred. Mrs. Joseph 1004 Fairmont St., Greensboro, 27403 273-5247 

Avent, Doug 1412 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, 27215 226-6179 

Balsley, Dr. R. E Box 817, ReidsviUe, 27320 349-6335 349-5221 

Barnes, Ed Box 786, Hillsborough, 27278 732-2167 

Benjamin, J. T 302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro, 27403 273-3668 

Boone, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 107 Homewood Ave., Greensboro, 27403 299-7527 

Boyd, C. T Wachovia Building 

Brown, Mrs. Frank R 1103 Country Club Dr., Greensboro, 27408 272-5408 

Cameron, J. Orton 1410 Elm Street, Sanford, 27330 775-5065 775-4119 

Cashwell, David 2601 W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-7553 275-9833 

Chisholm, Don 618 Parkview St., Asheboro, 27203 725-6615 625-2228 

Clark, Harry 301 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-8509 

Collins, Lyman 311 Boone Road, Eden, 27288 623-7101 

Collins, Tom 308 Fifth Street, Burlington, 27215 226-6181 226-2484 

Connelly, Mrs. Hazel Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 274-5467 

Cooke, W. Owen Jefferson Building, Greensboro, 27401 273-9452 272-4514 

Grumpier, June A Box 69, Mebane, 27302 563-1246 

Dalton, Mrs. P. Hunter 3 Wickliff Terrace, 1515 Wickliff Ave., 

High Point, 27260 

Dodson, Mr. Roy 1212 S. Park Drive, ReidsviUe, 27320 342-1416 

Duncan, Richard 805 Larkwood Drive, Greensboro, 27410 299-2191 

Edwards, Dr. John A 602 Rockford Road, Greensboro, 27408 272-0796 275-8093 

Efland, Nelson Efland 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph 501 McCoy Road, ReidsviUe, 37320 349-8301 

Fleming, N. N., HI RFD 1, Box 158, Haw River. 27258 578-0984 

Foster, Mrs. Arthur J 1905 Walker Ave., Greensboro, 27403 274-2209 

Foust, Mrs. Milton M 110 Tanglewood Dr., Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Garner, John A 1315 McDowell Dr., Greensboro, 27408 299-3033 272-1174 

Garrison, Staley Box 266, Burlington, 27215 584-7166 226-4474 

Garvin, Noel E 3606 Madison Ave., Greensboro, 27405 299-7712 

Glass, Mrs. Rossie D RFD 10, Box 156, Greensboro, 27406 275-5163 

Gottschall, Andrew W., Jr 515 Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro, 27401 292-3154 273-8800 

Harrill, Nelson 3210 Sandburg Drive, Greensboro, 27405 274-7338 

Harris, W. S Box 471, Graham, 27253 226-4255 228-1341 

Hatchett, W. H RFD 1, Ruffin, 27326 Not listed 

Hendley, Floyd 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 272-4302 

Herndon, John W 304 Shadow Valley, High Point, 27260 883-1106 882-4189 

Hilliard, Thomas B RFD 7, Box 276-F, Greensboro, 27407 454-1709 275-9611 

Hobson, Patrick H 409 Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-2278 

Holt, John W., Jr 403 Elmwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 275-0330 

Holt, Ralph, Jr Mays Lake, Burlington, 27215 226-8850 

Howell, James 110 Woodland Drive, Jamestown, 27282 454-2681 

Hunt, James S 1107 Country Club Dr., High Point, 27262 888-7067 

Ingle, Paul 1205 N. Rotary Drive, High Point, 27262 888-4229 882-6081 

Jackson, M. C RFD 1, Sanford, 27330 776-3788 

Jones, Thomas 445 South Spring St., Burlington, 27215 584-7100 226-2484 

Joslin. Grant W 1114 Westridge Road, Greensboro, 27410 299-3529 288-3161 

Kent, John S., Jr Box 1117, Greensboro, 27402 288-2223 288-1883 

Kerchner, Charles 500 Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro, 27408 272-9998 

King, Victor 219 Gulf Street, Sanford, 27330 775-5915 

Kizer, R. E 135 Wainman St., Asheboro, 27203 625-2131 

Klick, Miss Peggy 838 W. Bessemer Ave., Greensboro, 27408 274-4892 

Kreager, Richard 1518 Liberty Drive, Greensboro, 27408 273-9383 

Lewis, Carlyle 106 Woodland Drive, Madison, 27025 548-6680 

Marks, Dr. Sandy C 303 Granville Road, Chapel Hill, 27514 929-1628 966-1167 

Martin, W. T., Mrs 379 Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, 27514 968-2702 

Mason, George C 555 W. Academy Street, Madison, 27025 548-2296 

Matthews, Gilbert P RFD 8, Sanford, 27330 776-3596 

McFalls, Jack 1907 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, 27403 292-0645 

McLaughlin, Hugh C 3510 Fox Place, Greensboro, 27408 288-4174 

McNairy, J. D 501 Chancery Place, Greensboro, 27408 275-2406 273-1763 



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McNeely, Robert H 2203 Briarwood Road, Greensboro, 27403 299-7667 272-6197 

McNeill, Sara P. O. Box 10162, Greensboro, 27404 272-6758 299-8133 

McPherson, Mrs. T. R RFD 1, Blanch, 27212 694-2450 

Miller, Wm. M 914 Cliff Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-3603 629-2211 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale Dr., High Point, 27262 888-2079 

Murray, Robert L., M.D RFD 2, Box 61, Graham, 27253 227-6116 

Murrell, James 1203 Elmira Ave., Durham 668-1018 

Myers, Charles F., Jr 2205 Granville Road, Greensboro, 27408 272-2606 379-2465 

Parks, C. G 2232 Wilkins St., Burlington, 27215 226-6087 

Parton, Roland 516 Rudd Street, Burlington, 27215 228-8047 

Patterson, E. E Box 3277, Burlington, 27215 578-9494 227-2520 

Payne, Ralph Box 711, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3668 

Pearson, Buford Box 185, Yanceyville, 27379 694-6263 

Perry, Charles W 1207 N. Rotary Dr., High Point, 27260 882-6050 

Plummer, Charles Ill Homewood Avenue, Greensboro, 27403 292-5698 

Preyer, L. Richardson 605 Sunset Drive, Greensboro, 27408 274-7178 275-9833 

Pritchett. Frances Box 995, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3131 

Query, Luke W., M.D 208 Foust Street, Asheboro, 27203 625-3387 625-3387 

Ramsay, Julius M., Jr Box 416, Asheboro, 27203 625-5964 629-9752 

Reese, Herbert 1963 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1963 

Reynolds, Allen H Box 455, Sanford, 27330. 776-2325 775-5661 

Richmond, Thomas M 1000 Forest Hill Dr., Greensboro, 27403 299-3165 378-5110 

Riddle, James 502 Oakmont Drive, Asheboro, 27203 625-4841 

Scott, R. Henderson Haw River, 27258 227-7853 

Seymour, Woodrow W RFD 3, Box 752, Sanford, 27330 776-3461 775-2162 

Shields, Mrs. William 603 Country Club Dr., Burlington, 27514 226-0791 

Simpson, Robert F 503 Kemp Road, Greensboro, 27410 292-2022 273-0! 

Short, Richard A Box 110, High Point, 27260 885-2867 883-9111 

Stephens, Mrs. Vernon, Jr Box 206, Broadway, 27505 258-6403 

Taliaferro, M. L 620 Shadylawn Drive, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-1884 

Vann, Mrs. R. W 605 N. Fir Ave., Siler City 742-2048 

Vaughn, Mrs. Zeb 1911 Oak Street, Greensboro, 27403 292-1513 

Vincent, Mrs. Joseph 2502 W. Market Street, Greensboro, 27403 272-6670 

Wagner, Roy 1311 Pinecrest Avenue, ReidsviUe, 27320 349-5682 

Walker, D. J., Jr Box 471, Graham, 27253 227-7146 288-1341 

Wall, J. Siewers Box 309, Madison, 27025 548-2303 

Walzer, J. G. Jr 925 Country Club Drive, High Point, 27262 .... 884-4545 

Wheeler, D. Grady Drawer 3127, Burlington, 27215 228-1773 

White, Stephen White Furniture Co., Mebane, 27302 563-4541 563-9881 

Whittington, Mrs. Pauline 10151/2 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, 27401 272-0900 



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1969 DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I. STATED MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 

The Stated Meetings of the Presbytery shall be held on the Fourth Thurs- 
day of the months of January, April, June and October. The Presbytery 
year shall begin on January 1st. 

II. OFFICERS 

Moderator W. W. Peters 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Permanent Clerk Don Trent 

III. PRESBYTERY STAFF PERSONNEL 

The Executive Secretary C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Box 9005, Greensboro, N. C. 27408 

628 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Phone: 273-9463 

The Area Director of Christian Education Miss Sara McNeill 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 
P. 0. Box 10162 
Greensboro, N. C. 27404 
Phone: 299-8133 

The Resident Program Director of Camp New Hope . .James S. R. Tippens 
Phone: 942-4716 

IV. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Council (Terms 3 years — 10 members) Chairman elected by Presbytery 
and nine members 

Chairman — Paul G. Boone, 1971 

Personnel: Chairman or Representatives of the Executive Committees: 
Christian Education, Church Extension, Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, Stewardship and Promotion. 

President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women of 
Orange, three Laymen elected by Presbytery. 

1969— W. Owen Cooke 

1970— R. E. Kizer 

1971— Sandy Marks 

Ex-Officio: Moderator and the Executive Secretary 

Sara McNeill — Advisory Member — Area DCE 

Note: There shall be quarterly meetings of the Council with 
the Chairmen of the Permanent Committees sitting in 
Ex-Officio for planning and proper distribution of 
responsibilities. 

V. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES 

1. Trustees of Orange Presbytery (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Charles T. Boyd— 1969 

1969— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

1970— Robert F. Simpson, Thomas M. Richmond (SS) 

1971— Robert H. McNeely (SS), C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (SS) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work (Term 3 years — 10 members 
plus Executive Secretary; 7 ministers, 3 laymen) 

Chairman — William D. Varker — 1971 

1969— Hugh C. McLauchlin, John C. Whitley, James J. Watkins, 
J. Earl Adkins 

1970 — Marion H. Currie, John Eliason, Roland Parton 

1971 — Charles Carter, John W. Herndon, William D. Varker 

3. Executive Committees 

A. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 19 members) 

(Six ministers and thirteen laymen, Exec. Sect'y — Ex-Officio) 

Chairman — Wilkes D, Macauley — 1969 

1969 — James Murrell, Ed Barnes, Tom Collins, Mrs. Milton Foust, 
Miss Sandra Schiffley, Wilkes D. Macauley, William E. 
Massey, Jr. 

1970 — Mrs. Paul G. Boone, Richard Kreager, Carl May, William W. 
Peters, Allen H. Reynolds, Mrs. Joseph Estes 

1971 — Mrs. Lee W. Adkins, Mrs. Hazel Connelly, William A. Dysard, 
Noel E. Garvin, W. Lowry McBath, Mrs. T. R. McPherson 

B. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 17 members) 
Chairman — K. M. Misenheimer — 1969 

1969 — W. S. Harris, Kay M. Misenheimer, Jerry McCann, Roy 
Wagner, D. J. Walker, Jr., Norman Whitney 

1970— W. Kirk Allen, Jr., Floyd Hendley, Julius M. Ramsey, Jr., 
Herbert Reese, Nelson Efland 

1971 — Donald Campbell, Angus McGregor, Woodrow Seymour, Mrs. 
Joseph S. Vincent, J. Siewers Wall, Doug Avent 

C. Stewardship and Promotion (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman— Lee W. Adkins— 1970 

Vice-Chairman — John A. Garner — 1970 

District I 1969— Buford Pearson 
1970— W. H. Hatchett 
1971_John A. Womeldorf 

District II 1969— Mrs. Pauline Whittington 

1970— Cecil Callis 

1971— Thomas B. Hilliard 

District III 1969— D. Grady Wheeler 
1970— M. L. Taliaferro 
1971_Worth Watts 

District IV 1969— Gilbert P. Matthews 

1970— Mrs. R. W. Vann 

1971— W. T. Perkins 

Note: Ex-Officio Members — Personal Faith and Family Life Chairman 
of the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery; one woman- 
at-large from the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery. 



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4. Permanent Committees 

A. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — J. Earl Adkins — 1971 

1969— J. Earl Adkins, Coy R. Bovender 

1970 — W. Owen Cooke, M. C. Jackson, Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

1971— C. W. Kimbroug-h, Mrs. W. T. Martin 

B. Examining (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Vance Barron — 1969 
Church Government 

1969— Walter H. Goodman 

1970— H. Middleton Raynal 
1971— 

English Bible 

1969 — Vance Barron 

1970— Don Carson 

1971— " 
Sacraments 

1969— Joseph W. Flora 

1970— W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 

1971— Allen C. McSween 
Theology 

1969— 

1970— John H. Leith 

1971 — James Allen 

C. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 15 members) 

Chairman — James F. Miller — 1971 

1969— John L. Davis, II, W. H. Chappel, Jack McFalls, N. N. Flem- 
ing, III, James S. Hunt 

1970— C. G. Parks, M. Buie Seawell, Harry Smith, J. G. Walser, Jr., 
Dr. John Edwards 

1971— Nelson Harrill, James F. Miller, Robert L. Murray, J. D. 
McNairy, William Strickland 

D. Institutions: Homes (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman— David Blue (SS)— 1971 

1969 — Samuel R. Fudge, James Howell 

1970— Galen Elliott, Luke W. Query 

1971— David Blue (SS), Miss Frances Pritchett, A. V. Ray 



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E. Minister's Salaries (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— R. E. Balsley— 1969 

1969— R. E. Balsley, M.D., John W. Holt, Jr. 

1970— H. P. Morrison, R. Henderson Scott 

1971— Roy Dodson, Wm. M. Miller 

F. Nominations (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — Joseph W. Flora — 1970 

1969— Victor King, M. Buie Seawell 

1970— C. D. Caldwell, Joseph W. Flora 

1971 — Norman Whitney, Richard Short, George Mason 

G. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 10 members) 
Chairman — Lewis Bledsoe — 1970 

1969 — Harry Clark, Milton Foust, James S. R. Tippen, Don 
Chisholm 

1970— Lewis Bledsoe, T. A. Guiton, E. E. Patterson 

1971— J. T. Benjamin, John P. Stephenson, Jr., Clyde Wray 

H. Women's Work (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman— J. Russell Woods (SS)— 1971 

1969 — L. French Cowan, Mrs. Zeb Vaughn 

1970— James Riddle 

1971— Mrs. Frank R. Brown, Russell Woods (SS) 

I. World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman — Sam Smith — 1969 

1969— Sam Smith, Mrs. William Shields 

1970 — Manford Saunders, Stephen White 

1971— Mrs. Arthur J. Foster, Elinos Whitlock 

J. Worship and Work of the Presbytery (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1970 — Joseph Garrison 

Ex-Officio: Moderator, Host Pastor, and Stated Clerk 
K. Special Studies Committee 
Chairman — 

1969— George C. Mason 

1970 — Vance Barron, William Currie, Andrew Gottschall 

1971 — C. D. Caldwell, Orton Cameron 

5. Standing Committees (Appointed at each meeting of Presbytery) 



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6. Special Committees 

A. Records and Amendments (Term 1 year — 3 members appointed 
April meeting) 

Chairman— W. W. Olney, Edsel Huffstetler, Paul Settle 

B. History 

Chairman — Charles Perry; Marion S. Huske, T. Henry Patterson 

7. Trustees of Related Institutions 

A. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 

1969— H. Middleton Raynal 

1970— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS) 

1971— Patrick H. Hobson 

1972— Charles F. Myers, Jr. 

B. Glade Valley School (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — June A. Crumpler (SS)— 1969 

1969— June A. Crumpler, Mrs. Hunter P. Dalton, Sr., Paul Ingle (SS) 

1970— Ralph Holt, Jr. (SS), Carlyle Lewis (SS), Charles Plummer 

1971 — Frank A. Davison, L. Richardson Preyer (SS), David Cash- 
well (SS) 



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413th Stated Meeting, January 23, 1969 



MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEENTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

January 23, 1969 

The Four Hundred Thirteenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Charles 
Carter, at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 23, 1969 in the 
Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. 
Presbytery was led in prayer by the Moderator. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Roland Monroe Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins Burlington First 

James H. Allen (UNC-G Campus 

Ministry) 

W. Kirk Allen W. S. Creech High Point First 

Tom B. Anderson W. O. Payne Burlington First 

Vance Barron J. H. Behrman University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe Harold D. Sheldon Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr B. Clyde Barksdale Dogwood Acres 

M. Leon Cranford Whispering Pines 

Coy Bovender W. Randall Hobbs Faith 

P. B. Burleigh C. Frank Smith Griers 

Ben F. Brown W. C. Henderson Mebane 

Charles R. Carter W. A. Sloan Forest Hills 

R. D. Carson Orton J. Cameron Sanf ord First 

Donald A. Campbell George Bason Hawfields 

Cecil C. Callis J. O. Horney Church of the Redeemer 

Clifford D. Caldwell High Point First 

William Chappell John Gate New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. . (Stated Clerk) 

Charles W. Coats Jack Booker Speedwell 

W. C. Cooper Willis H. Owens Buffalo (L) 

L. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Marvin Boswell Stoney Creek 

Marion Currie Ireland H. Caffey, Jr Fellowship 

John L. Davis C. C. O'Brien Vandalia 

Frank A. Davison G. W. Allen East Burlington 

William A. Dysard, Jr. . . James R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

C. M. Goodwin Pittsboro 

Galen Elliott C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

William Efland Efiand 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . Otis W. Lowe Bethel 

Joseph W. Flora Greensboro First 

Milton M. Foust (Church Extension) 

Joseph M. Garrison .... Harold M. Bailey Church of the Covenant 

T. A. Guiton Frank Wicker St. Andrews 

Roland C. Graham Wayside 

Walter H. Goodman .... Mrs. J. H. Wilkinson . . . Sedgefield 

Samuel R. Hope Board of World 

Missions 



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Edsel M. Huffstetler J. L. Jones Buffalo (G) 

Robert S. Ledbetter H. L. Seagrove Yanceyville 

Wilkes D. Macaulay E. Reid Craig Asheboro First 

William E. Massey, Jr. . Greensboro First 

Carl May Starmount 

W. Lowry McBath William C. Anderson ...Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann George C. Farrow St. Paul 

Angus W. McGregor . . . George C. Mason Madison 

Allen C. McSween, Sr. . . James W. Morrow Starmount 

James F. Miller Don Moore Church of the Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer Church of the Covenant 

C. N. Morrison (Honorably Retired) 

David E. Mullen (Guilford College) 

Willard W. Olney E. Wilson Cole Hillsborough 

W. T. Perkins William M. Holt Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters R. L. Murray Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff (Honorably Retired) 

A. V. Ray Hope View 

H. M. Raynal Harry Laubscher Morningside 

John A. Redhead, Jr Fred S. Patterson Greensboro First 

J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

Henry M. Myers Greensboro First 

Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

M. H. Saunders Harry M. Clark Westview 

M. Buie Seawell Patrick H. Hobson Church of the Recon- 
ciliation 

Paul G. Settle Rex C. Kime Northside 

Harry E. Smith University 

Samuel C. Smith William E. Riggs Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson, Jr. . (Hope Harbor) 

R. H. Stone (Honorably Retired) 

William Strickland University 

James S. R. Tippens (Camp New Hope) 

Donald E. Trent R. Henry L. Smith Glenwood 

William D. Varker Richard K. Hunter Westminster 

James J. Watkins Roger N. McClay Randolph 

Roy E. Watts (Honorably Retired) 

Worth N. Watts Samuel S. Webb Trinity 

Charles C. West J. R. Bennett Greenwood 

Stephen A. White, VI . . (Student) 

John C. Whitley G. T. Sykes Leaksville (Eden) 

Elmos A. Whitlock, Jr. . . J. Patrick Lambeth Memorial 

Norman M. Whitney Lexie N. Glenn Bethany 

John A. Womeldorf David W. Wright, Jr. ..Bethesda 

James E. Wood James M. Campbell . . . . Euphronia 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

J. R. Woods (Smyrna-Wentworth) 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr J. Douglas Richardson . .El Bethel 

Arnold Price Riverview 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr J. T. Bradsher Milton 

J. L. Pointer Red House 

Charles B. Yeargan (in transit) 

G. L. McNeill Broadway 

W. H. Young Cross Roads 

E. L. Gunther Cumnock 

D. L. Ranier Crestwood 

Howard Pope Eno 

E. E. Edwards Fairfield 

Moyer Martin Joyce 

Ira T. Miller Little River 

John C. Barnwell Piedmont 



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Boyce Cox Pocket 

Robert W. Dalrymple . . . Salem 

W. 0. Lemmons Shiloh 

E. H. Foust Siler City 

CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

According to the official registration cards, the following 
churches had no Ruling Elder present: Brentwood, Farm- 
ville, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, Hope View, Pleasant Grove, 
Church of the Redeemer, Smyrna, Springwood, Stoneville, 
and Wentworth. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

The Moderator in Nomination, Dr. Tom B. Anderson, Pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, was elected 
Moderator by acclamation. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Norman Whitney and Rev. Milton Foust were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder R. Henry L. Smith warmly welcomed Presby- 
tery to Greensboro and the Glenwood Church, and made 
necessary announcements. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman, gave the report and the 
Docket was adopted: 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEENTH STATED MEETING 

GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 23, 1969—9:00 A.M. 

Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. Charles Carter, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Dr. Tom B. Anderson, Moderator in 
Nomination, First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, North Carolina 
Election of Temporary Clerks 
Address of Welcome: Mr. Henry Smith 
Report of Committee on Worship and Work: 

Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman 
Nomination of Next Moderator 
Communications and Announcements 

Worship: Rev. Charles Carter, Retiring Moderator's Sermon 
Recess 
Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 
Bills and Overtures 
Resolutions 



9:00 A.M. 



9:30 A.M. 
10:00 A.M. 
10:15 A.M. 



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Commission on the Minister and His Work: 
Dr. Tom B. Anderson, Chairman 

(1) Rev. W. W. Olney, III, Holston Presbytery 

(2) Rev. Paul G. Settle, Presbytery of the Everglades 

(3) Rev. Edsel M. Huff ste tier, Florida Presbytery 
Council Report: Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chairman 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee: Rev. Lee Adkins, 

Chairman 

11:30 A.M. World Missions Committee Report: Rev. Samuel Smith, 

Chairman 

Address: Rev. Sam Hope, Director, Division of Interpre- 
tation, Board of World Missions 
Election of Nominations Committee Members 
Christian Education Committee: Rev. Charles Carter, Chm. 
a. Sub-committee — Camp and Conference — Rev. Charles 

Fitzpatrick 

12:30 P.M. Recess 
1:15 P.M. Reconvene 

Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, 

Chairman 

Address: Rev. William R. Brantley, pastor of the Grace 
United Methodist Church, Greensboro, Greensboro 
Inner-City Ministry 
2:00 P.M. Report of the Committee on Records and Amendments — 

Rev. Lewis Bledsoe 

a. Amendment to the Constitution of the Presbyterian 
r Church, U. S. 

b. Proposed Plan of Union — RCA-PCUS 

c. Presbytery Boundary Changes in Synod of N. C. 
2:45 P.M. Recess 

3:00 P.M. Reconvene 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder Charles Boyd 

Chairman 

Christian Higher Education Committee Report: Rev. Buie 

Chairman 

Resolutions Committee Report 

Sessional Records Committee: Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman 

Unfinished Business 

Reading and Correcting of Minutes 

Adjournment: Time and Place of Next Meeting — 

Graham Presbyterian Church, Graham, N. C. 

9:00 A.M.— April 24, 1969 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Norman M. Whitney, Pastor of Bethany Presbyterian 
Church, was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 414th 
Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. Edsel Huffstetler, Rev. William W. Olney III, Rev. 
Paul G. Settle, and Rev. Stephen A. White VI were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brethren, pending their 
examination and reception. 

Rev. William R. Brantley of the Methodist Church, Rev. 
Butler of the Disciples of Christ, Rev. Carl Culbertson of 
Yadkin Presbytery, Rev. Roscoe Fisher of Mecklenberg Pres- 
bytery, and Rev. Edwin Thomas of Wilmington Presbytery 
were also introduced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 



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COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following Ministers were excused from attending this 
meeting of Presbytery : 



2. A letter from Chaplain Gerald N. Reiff was read to Pres- 
bytery and received as information. 

3. A Certificate of Reception for Rev. Charles W. McNutt 
from Montgomery Presbytery was admitted to record. 

4. Certificates for Presbyterial Dismission of a Minister 
were received for Rev. S. A. White, VI, from East Ala- 
bama Presbytery; for Rev. W. W. Olney, III, from Holston 
Presbytery; for Rev. Paul G. Settle from Presbytery of 
the Everglades; and for Rev. Edsel M. Huffstetler from 
Florida Presbytery. 

5. Application for retirement annuity under Ministers Annu- 
ity Fund was received from Rev. W. Creed Cooper. A 
motion was approved to direct the Stated Clerk to sign 
the application pending the honorable retirement of Mr. 
Cooper. 

6. An invitation from Graham Presbyterian Church for the 
414th Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery on April 24, 
1969 was accepted. 

7. Minutes of Installation Commissions for Rev. John E. 
Eliason, Rev. Norman M. Whitney and Rev. Coy R. 
Bovender were admitted to record as follows : 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN EVERETT ELIASON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Piedmont Church October 27, 1968 and was convened with 
prayer. Members present: MINISTERS: Revs. C. L. Cheshire, Jerry 
McCann, Lee Adkins and Frank Davison and ELDERS: John C. Barn- 
well, John Lee, John A. Bulla. A Quorum was present. Elder John A. 
Bulla was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire presided in the 
Worship Service. Rev. Jerry McCann preached the Sermon. Text: 
Micah 6:6-8, Sermon: The Lords Requirements. Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative, Rev. John E. Eliason was Installed 
as Pastor of the Piedmont Church according to Paragraph 27-6, Book 
of Church Order. Rev. Lee Adkins delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Elder John C. Barnwell to the congregation. Ruling Elder Everett 
J. Eliason, father of the Pastor, was asked to sit with the commission. 
The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation were 
invited to the reception for the Pastor and his family in the Fellowship 
Hall to extend to him the right hand of fellowship. 



Richard S. Watt 
John H. Leith 



T. Henry Patterson 
Jey Deifell 

Allen C. McSween, Jr. 
Charles Coats (4:00 p.m.) 



John E. Eliason 
Roy K. Patteson 



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**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Lee Adkins. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Moderator 
Mr. John A. Bulla, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL NORMAN M. WHITNEY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Bethany Church November 3, 1968, 7:00 p.m. and was con- 
vened with prayer by Rev. W. W. Peters. Members present: MINIS- 
TERS: Rev. W. W. Peters, Rev. J. J. Watkins, Rev. R. S. Ledbetter 
and ELDERS: L. N. Glenn, D. E. Boggs, Jr., W. S. McPherson of 
Bethany Church. (M. L. Whitney, ruling elder in the Willowwood 
Church, Norfolk, Va., sat with the Commission.) A Quorum was 
present. Rev. Robert S. Ledbetter was elected Clerk. Rev. W. W. Peters 
Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. James J. Watkins preached the 
Sermon. Text: Matthew 16:16-20, Sermon: "What Kind of Lord?". 
Rev. W. W. Peters recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congre- 
gation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Norman M. 
Whitney was Installed as pastor of the Bethany Church according to 
Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Ruling Elder L. N. Glenn 
gave the installation prayer. Ruling Elder W. S. McPherson delivered 
the charge to the Minister and Rev. Robert S. Ledbetter to the con- 
gregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial recep- 
tion and affectionate regard." 

Minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Ruling Elder W. S. McPherson. 

William W. Peters, Moderator 
Robert S. Ledbetter, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL COY R. BOVENDER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Faith Presbyterian Church November 3, 7:15 P.M. and was 
convened with prayer by William D. Varker. Members present: MIN- 
ISTERS: Allen C. McSween, T. Henry Patterson, William D. Varker 
and ELDERS: Charles Wilkins, Phil Lynch, Porter Paige. A Quorum 
was present. Elder Phil Lynch was elected Clerk. Rev. Coy R. Bovender 
Presided in the Worship Service. Dr. Allen C. McSween preached the 
Sermon. Text: Philippians 2:11, Sermon: "Jesus Christ Is The Lord." 
Rev. William D. Varker recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Con- 
gregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Coy R. 
Bovender was Installed as Minister of the Faith Presbyterian Church 
according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder Charles 
Wilkins delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. T. Henry Patter- 
son to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Allen C. McSween. 

William D. Varker, Moderator 
Phil C. Lynch, Clerk 



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INTRODUCTION OF RULING ELDERS 

Ruling Elders who were attending Presbytery for the first 
time were introduced. 

WORSHIP 

The sermon was preached by the Retiring Moderator, Rev. 
Charles Carter, who used as the Scripture Lesson Genesis 
1 :26-31. Mr. Carter preached on the theme that God desires 
one life for His world — a combination of the God-life and 
the good life, and He needs the help of His partner, the 
Church, to bring this about. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for the morning break at 10:00 and 
reconvened at 10:15. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures Resolutions 

Rev. Charles Carter, Chairman Rev. Angus McGregor, Chairman 

Ruling Elder Rex Kime Ruling Elder William Creech 

Rev. Marion Currie Rev. Charles Coats 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Tom B. 
Anderson. A motion was adopted to approve the body of the 
report. The recommendations were adopted, and Rev. John 
P. Stevenson, Jr. reported on his work with the Alcoholic 
Counselling Service. The report of the Commission follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS 
WORK 

I. PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1968 



1. 


Brentwood 


* 


2. 


Broadway 


* 


3. 


Buffalo (G) 


** 


4. 


Crestwood 


* 


5. 


Cross Roads 


* 


6. 


Cumnock 


*** 


7. 


Eno 




8. 


Fairfield 


* 


9. 


Farmville 


* 


10. 


Goldston 




11. 


Gulf 


* 


12. 


Haywood 


*** 


13. 


Little River 


* 


14. 


Northside 


** 


15. 


Pocket 


* 


16. 


Salem 




17. 


Shiloh 


* 


18. 


Siler City 


** 


19. 


Stoneville 


*** 


20. 


Wayside 


*** 



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* Supplied by Interim Supply Pastor 
**Have called a minister who will be on the field shortly 
***Supplied one Sunday each month 

XL MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING CHURCHES AS 
OF DECEMBER 31, 1968 

1. James H. Allen, Campus Minister, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. John T. Brothers, Dean, O.M., Portugal 

3. C. L. Cheshire, S.C., Greensboro, N. C. 

4. John S. Cook, H.R., Eden, N. C. 

5. John J. Deifell, Stu., Scotland 

6. F. Marion Dick, H.R., McLeansville, N. C. 

7. Albert P. Dickson, H.R., Plumtree, N. C. 

8. Milton M. Foust, Pby. Ch. Extension, Jamestown, N. C. 

9. Samuel R. Fudge, Admin., Hillsborough, N. C. 

10. Samuel R. Hope, Admin., Nashville, Tenn. 

11. Fred L. Horton, Jr., Stu., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

12. Marion F. Huske, H.R., Charlotte, N. C. 

13. F. S. Johnston, H.R., Wilmington, N. C. 

14. Joseph S. Jones, H.R., Burlington, N. C. 

15. John H. Leith, Prof., Richmond, Va. 

16. Allen C. McSween, Jr., Stu., New Haven, Conn. 

17. J. M. Millard, H.R., High Point, N. C. 

18. C. N. Morrison, H.R., Whitsett, N. C. 

19. David E. Mullen, Admin., Greensboro, N. C. 

20. Marion J. Murray, H.R., Banner Elk, N. C. 

21. Roy K. Patterson, H.R., Lexington, N. C. 

22. T. H. Patterson, H.R., Greensboro, N. C. 

23. Z. T. Piephoff , Sr., H.R., Concord, N. C. 

24. Gerald N. Reiff , Chap. Mil., San Diego, California 

25. W. M. Rice, Inf., Greensboro, N. C. 

26. R. B. Rock, H.R., Broadway, N. C. 

27. L. B. Schenck, H.R., Davidson, N. C. 

28. D. H. Seals, Sylva, N. C. 

29. Harry E. Smith, Camp Min., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

30. John P. Stephenson, Admin., Greensboro, N. C. 

31. R. H. Stone, H.R., Jefferson, N. C. 

32. James S. R. Tippens, Admin., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

33. Richard Watt, Greensboro, N. C. 

34. Roy E. Watts, H.R., High Point, N. C. 

35. W. H. Westerfield, H.R., Danville, Va. 

36. Benjamin F. Williams, Prof., Burlington, N. C. 

37. Marshall S. Woodson, H.R., Thomasville, Ga. 

III. Your Commission has determined that most churches in Orange 
Presbytery have complied with the Minimum Standards for Min- 
ister's Salaries established by Presbytery and effective January 1, 
1969, and will continue to contact those churches which have not 
reported. 

IV. Acting in the capacity of a committee, your Commission has re- 
ceived, reviewed and found in order changes in the calls of the 
following ministers: 

1. Dogwood Acres Church to David Blue, salary change to $5,170, 
auto allowance to $1,050. 

2. Whispering Pines Church to David Blue, salary to $840. 

3. Reidsville First Church to Sam C. Smith, salary change to 
$7,800, manse utilities to $600. 

4. Leaksville First Church to John Whitley, salary change to 
$6,570. 

5. Vandalia Church to John Davis, salary change to $7,200 and 
auto allowance to $900. 



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6. Starmount Church to Allen C. McSween, salary change to 
$11,300. 

7. Piedmont Church to John Eliason, auto allowance changed to 
$1,200. 

8. Westminster Church to William D. Varker, salary change to 
$9,200. 

9. Graham Church to W. W. Peters, salary change to $7,500. 

10. Hawfields Church to Donald Campbell, salary change to $7,250. 

11. Yanceyville Church to Robert S. Ledbetter, salary change to 
$6,100 and auto allowance to $900. 

12. Mebane Church to Ben Brown, automobile allowance change to 
$1,800 and manse utilities to $900. 

13. Madison Church to Angus McGregor, salary change to $6,500, 
continuing education allowance of $100. 

14. Orange Presbytery to James S. R. Tippens, salary change to 
$7,700. 

15. Burlington First to Tom Anderson, salary change to $12,810. 

16. Burlington First to Lee Adkins, salary change to $10,152. 

17. Church of the Cross to James F. Miller, salary change to 
$6,000, auto allowance to $1,500 and utilities changed to $580. 

18. Westview Church to Manford Saunders, housing allowance 
change to $1,800 and auto allowance change to $1,200. 

19. Sanford First Church to R. Don Carson, salary change to 
$9,500. 

20. High Point First Church to Clifford D. Caldwell, salary change 
to $7,800, car allowance to $900. 

21. Forest Hills Church to Charles R. Carter, salary change to 
$8,900. 

22. St. Paul Church to Jerry C. McCann, salary change to $7,500. 

23. Orange Presbytery to C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., salary change 
to $9,800. 

24. Starmount Church to Carl May, salary change to $8,300, car 
allowance to $1,200, Manse expenses $750. 

25. Asheboro First Church to Wilkes D. Macaulay, salary change 
to $8,500, car allowance to $1,200. 

26. Jonesboro Church to W. T. Perkins, salary change to $6,700. 

V. Acting in the capacity of a committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following calls to ministers and found them to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the Buffalo (G) Church has called as 
Pastor, the Reverend Edsel Huffstetler. Terms of Call are: 

A. $8,100 annual salary 

B. $900 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse 

D. 10% of salary base to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

E. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the 
pastor and his family 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Greensboro 

2. The congregation of the Northside Church has called as 
Pastor, the Reverend Paul Settle. Terms of the Call are: 

A. $7,500 annual salary 

B. $1,200 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse and all utilities 

D. 10% of salary basis to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

E. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor 
and his family 



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F. $100 Professional Expense allowance 

G. One month vacation 

H. Moving expenses to Burlington 

3. The congregation of the Hillsborough Church has called as 
Pastor, the Reverend William W. Olney. Terms of the Call are: 

A. $5,600 annual salary 

B. $900 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse and all utilities 

D. 10% of salary to be paid into the Minister's Annuity Fund 

E. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the 
pastor and his family 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Hillsborough 

4. The congregation of the Siler City Church has called as 
Pastor, the Reverend Robert R. Childs, Jr. Terms of the Call 
are: 

A. $5,900 annual salary 

B. $900 annual auto allowance 

C. Free use of manse 

D. One week vacation 

E. 10% of salary to be paid into Minister's Annuity Fund 

F. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the 
pastor and his family 

G. Moving expenses from Southport, N. C. to Siler City 

5. The Session of the Griers Church has renewed its call to 
the Reverend P. B. Burleigh as pastor for a period of one 
year from January 1, 1969 to December 31, 1970. Terms of 
Call are: 

A. $2,800 annual salary 

B. Free use of manse 

C. One month vacation 

D. $450 annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor 
and his family 

6. The Session of the Pleasant Grove Church has renewed its 
Call to P. B. Burleigh as Pastor for a period of one year from 
January 1, 1969 to December 31, 1970. Terms of Call are: 

A. $2,800 annual salary 

B. Free use of manse 

C. One month vacation 

D. $450 annual car allowance 

E. Cost of Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor 
and his family 

7. The Session of the Joyce Church has renewed its Call to 
Angus McGregor as Supply Pastor for one year from January 
1, 1969 to December 31, 1970. Terms of Call are: 

A. $700 annual salary 

8. The Reverend David Mullen appeared before your Commission 
on January 7, 1969 to review his relationship with Orange 
Presbytery. He advised that he desires to pursue graduate 
training in pastoral counseling and hopes to make arrange- 
ments by the fall. He is currently employed as an admissions 
officer, Guilford College, Greensboro, N. C. He requested 
that he continue to be granted permission to labor other than 
an active pastor until he can begin graduate training. 



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9. The Reverend Buie Seawell, Pastor of the Church of Recon- 
ciliation, Chapel Hill, appeared before the Commission to 
request that he be permitted to accept full-time employment 
as Director of COMPLEX, INC., while continuing to serve 
as Pastor of the Church of the Reconciliation until such 
time the Church is able to call additional ministerial staff. 
A statement of his relationship states: "It is understood that 
beginning on January 1, 1969, Mr. Seawell will be employed 
and compensated 'full time' by COMPLEX, INC., a ministry 
to the structure of the Research Triangle. . . . Mr. Seawell 
will give approximately 20 hours each week as Pastor of the 
Church of Reconciliation. The officers of the church and Mr. 
Seawell have agreed on a formula whereby he will be re- 
sponsible for coordinating the preaching and liturgy of the 
church; visiting three new prospects per week; and spending 
one day a week available in the Church office. 
"It is envisioned that in the near future the church staff will 
be increased by a 'full-time,' 'co-pastor' or associate. At that 
time, the relationship of Mr. Seawell will definitely be recon- 
sidered by the Church." 

The change in pastoral relationship has been approved by the 
congregation of the church at a meeting of the congregation. 
It was the opinion of the Commission that the work of Mr. 
Seawell with COMPLEX, INC. complies with the requirements 
of the B. 0. C. 0., paragraph 26-9. A motion passed to rec- 
ommend to Orange Presbytery that the request of Mr. Seawell 
be granted. 

10. At a regular meeting on January 7, 1969, John Stephenson 
appeared before the Commission to review his relationship 
with Orange Presbytery. He continues to serve as Director 
of a ministry to alcoholics in Greensboro through personal 
counseling service, worship services and the operation of 
Hope Harbor, a residence for men and Peace Haven, a resi- 
dence for women. He is in the process of chartering a resi- 
dence for men in Fayetteville. 

A motion passed that the Commission join with Mr. Stephenson 
in thanksgiving to God as a most significant interdenomi- 
national, interracial service to the community of Greensboro 
and that the Commission recommend that the Presbytery con- 
tinue to grant its approval to this ministry. 

11. At a regular meeting on January 7, 1969, Richard Watt ap- 
peared before the Commission to review his relationship with 
the Presbytery. He is employed full time by Burlington In- 
dustries, and serves the Brentwood Church as Interim Supply 
Pastor. Indicating a need for additional time to consider his 
future in the gospel ministry, he requested that Presbytery 
continue to grant him permission to work outside the pastoral 
ministry through the June, 1969, meeting of Presbytery. 

12. At a regular meeting of the Commission on November 12, 1968, 
S. A. White, VI, of East Alabama Presbytery and a native of 
Mebane, N. C. appeared before the Commission to request 
that he be received by Orange Presbytery and that he be 
permitted to pursue full time, a program of graduate studies 
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

VI. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the changes in the Calls of Pastors of those churches 
affected by the Minimum Standards of Orange Presbytery be 
approved. 



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2. That the changes in the Call of the churches to the following 
ministers be approved: 

David Blue Lowry McBath Sam Smith 

John Whitley John Davis Allen C. McSween 

John Eliason William D. Varker W. W. Peters 

Donald Campbell Robert S. Ledbetter Ben F. Brown 

Angus McGregor James S. R. Tippens Tom B. Anderson 

Lee W. Adkins James F. Miller Manford Saunders 

R. Don Carson Clifford D. Caldwell Charles R. Carter 

Jerry C. McCann C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Carl May 
Wilkes D. Macaulay W. T. Perkins 

3. That the Call of the Buffalo (G) Church to Edsel Huffstetler 
as Pastor be approved and after examination and the signing 
of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, he be enrolled as a 
member of Orange Presbytery and the Call placed in his hands. 

4. That the Call of the Northside Church to Paul Settle as 
Pastor be approved and after examination and the signing 
of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, he be enrolled as a 
member of Orange Presbytery and the Call placed in his hands. 

5. That the Call of the Hillsborough Church to William W. Olney 
as Pastor be approved and after examination and the signing 
of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, he be enrolled as a 
member of Orange Presbytery and the Call placed in his hands. 

6. That the Call of the Siler City Church to Robert R. Childs, Jr., 
as Pastor be approved and that he be permitted to move on the 
field prior to the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

7. That the Call of the Session of the Griers and Pleasant Grove 
Churches to P. B. Burleigh be approved and the Calls placed 
in his hands. 

8. That the Call of the Session of the Joyce Church to Angus 
McGregor as Supply Pastor be approved and the Call placed 
in his hands. 

9. That the request of David Mullen that he continue to be per- 
mitted to labor other than as a Pastor be granted. 

10. That the Presbytery grant approval to the Reverend Buie 
Seawell to labor as the Director of COMPLEX, INC., a 
ministry to the Research Triangle while continuing to serve 
as pastor of the Church of Reconciliation, effective January 1, 
1969, as such work is considered to be ''proper to the ministry 
of the Gospel, and . . . serves the best interests of the Church 
and the Minister," in accordance with the B.O.C.O., paragraph 
26-9. 

11. That the Presbytery continue to grant its approval in accord- 
ance with the B.O.C.O., paragraph 26-9, to John Stephenson 
to provide a ministry to alcoholics in Greensboro through a 
counseling service, worship services and the operation of resi- 
dences for men and women, and that Mr. Stephenson be heard. 

12. That the Presbytery continue to grant permission to Richard 
Watt to labor outside the pastoral ministry through the June, 
1969, meeting of Presbytery and that he be requested each 
quarter to seek counsel with the chairman of the Commission 
On the Minister and His Work and that he appear before the 
Commission before May 31, 1969 



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13. That S. A. White, VI, be examined and after signing the Book 
of Ministerial Obligations, he be enrolled as a member of 
Orange Presbytery and that he be granted permission to pur- 
sue a full-time program of graduate studies. 

14. That C. W. Kimbrough be permitted to move on the field prior 
to the spring meeting of Presbytery, pending the call of the 
Pocket Church. 

The pastoral relationship between W. Creed Cooper and the Buffalo 
Church of Lee County was dissolved at his request and with the con- 
currence of the Buffalo Church. Mr. Cooper was honorably retired and 
given permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery. 
Rev. Charles Yeargan requested dismissal to Albemarle Presbytery in 
order that he might assume a work there. The resquest was granted. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. William W. Olney, III, Rev. Paul G. Settle, Rev. Edsel 
M. Huffstetler and Rev. Stephen A. White, VI, were examined 
on their views in Church Government, the Sacraments, 
Theology and Christian Experience by Rev. Walter Goodman, 
Rev. Joseph W. Flora, Rev. Marion Currie and by the Moder- 
ator, Rev. Tom B. Anderson, respectively. After questions 
from the floor, the examination was sustained as satisfactory 
in its several parts and as a whole. A motion was adopted 
that pending the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obliga- 
tion they be enrolled as Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Samuel 
Smith. Rev. Sam Hope, Director of the Division of Inter- 
pretation of the Board of World Missions, addressed Presby- 
tery on the subject of his recent experiences in South Viet- 
nam. 

The recommendations of the Committee were adopted as 
follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. a. That all congregations participate earnestly in a season of 
prayer on behalf of the church's witness at home and abroad, 
especially during the 1969 Witness Season; that all congrega- 
tions be urged to give generous support to the Supplemental 
Offering for World-Wide Christian Witness, on Sunday, Febru- 
ary 23, 1969; and that Presbytery commend to all members 
and congregations a special study of the theme for the 1969 
Witness Season, ''New Forms of Mission," and its related 
study, "Southeast Asia." 

b. That churches be encouraged to invite the members of their 
congregations to an open meeting to be held February 24, 
7:30 p. M. at the First Church, Greensboro, featuring a 
national minister from one of our mission fields. This will 
be a part of the Assembly-wide "Mission Possible," sponsored 
jointly by the Boards of World Missions and National Minis- 
tries, enabling international speakers to appear in major cities 
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2. That the World Missions Committee be authorized and encouraged 
to make specific efforts during 1969 to present to constituents 
the opportunity for Christian witness overseas through profes- 
sional missionary service or through non-professional missionary 
occupations; that special attention be given to educating the 
constituency on the need of trained Christian leadership in many 
lands and in many overseas churches. 

3. That each Session regularly seek and challenge, from the member- 
ship of its congregation, eligible persons for work on the mission 
field. 

4. That (in accordance with a recommendation of the 108th General 
Assembly) Presbytery's Council plan now creative ways to educate 
and arouse the conscience of Presbytery-constituents on the prob- 
lems of world hunger; that it also seek to involve other Christians 
in its boundaries in efforts to alleviate world hunger. 

5. That Presbytery again call upon every congregation to participate 
generously in the special over and above Easter Offering, for 
relief — and rehabilitation — ministeries around the world in the 
name of Christ. 

6. That Presbytery hear, as a part of this report, an address by the 
Rev. Sam Hope, Director of Interpretation of the Board of 
World Missions. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 and was reconvened 
with prayer at 1:15. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. K. M. Misen- 
heimer, after which Presbytery heard an address by Rev. 
William R. Brantley, Pastor of the Grace United Methodist 
Church, on the Greensboro Inner-City Ministry. 
The report of the Committee was adopted with its recommen- 
dations as follows : 

The work of our Committee has been conducted through the following 
sub-committees : 

A. NEW CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 

Mr. Charles Wilkins, Chairman 
Dr. W. Kirk Allen, Co-Chairman 

1. Organized Churches: assistance and guidance given to: 

a. Fellowship Church — Greensboro, Rev. Marion Currie, 
Pastor 

b. Church of Reconciliation — Chapel Hill, Rev. Buie Seawell 

c. Church of the Redeemer — High Point, Rev. Cecil Callis 

2. Unorganized Churches: assistance to and oversight of: 

a. Jamestown-Cedarwood Project, Rev. Mac Foust, 
Developer 

b. Southwest Reidsville Project, Rev. Charles Coats, 
Developer 

c. Forest Oaks Project, Greensboro: To be developed 



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B. SUSTENTATION CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 

Mr. Herb Reese, Chairman 
Rev. James Watkins, Ex-Officio 

Has interview most of the following churches as to their needs 

for 1969: 



1. Aid-Receiving Churches: Reduction Increase 1969 Requests 



a. 


Church of the 








Redeemer 




$2,500.00 


b. 


Hope View 


+ $600 


2,300.00 


c. 


Stony Creek 


- $200 


1,000.00 


d. 


Oakview 


- $100 


500.00 


e. 


Red House 


+ $800 


800.00 


f. 


Griers 


+ $215 


1,215.00 


g. 


Pleasant Grove 


+ $315 


315.00 


h. 


Riverview 


2,000.00 




Springwood 




2,500.00 


j. 


Randolph 


- $144.22 


3,651.78 


k. 


Morningside 




2,500.00 


1. 


Hillview 




2,500.00 



$21,781.78 

The Committee congratulates and commends Trinity Church 
upon achieving self-support. 

2. Home Missions Survey: Rev. James Watkins 

Thirty-one small churches of the Presbytery have been 
surveyed. Assistance and guidance is being offered to these 
churches to broaden their ministry and enlarge their pro- 
gram. 

C. COOPERATIVE CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE: 
Rev. Donald Campbell, Chairman 

Had oversight of cooperative work as follows: 

1. Caswell County Cooperative Work: Currently without a 
Church Extension Worker. Four cooperating churches: Yan- 
ceyville, Bethesda, Oakview, Milton. Potential of three more 
churches. 

2. Orange County Cooperative Work: Miss Frances Pritchett, 
Church Extension Worker. Seven cooperating churches: 
Eno, Fairfield, Little River, Hillsborough, New Hope, Efland 
and Bethlehem. 

3. Lee County Cooperative Work: Mr. Vernon Grimes, Church 
Extension Worker. Five churches cooperating: White Hill, 
Euphronia, Wayside, St. Andrews, and Jonesboro. Potential 
of three more churches. 

D, SPECIAL MINISTRIES COMMITTEE: 
Rev. Angus McGregor, Chairman 

Has worked and given assistance in the following areas: 

1. Prison Camp Ministry: Greensboro 

2. Racial Ministry: Presbytery 

3. Alcoholic Ministry: Sanford 

4. Day Care Ministry: Hawfields 

5. Inner-City Ministry: Greensboro 



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E. EVANGELISM COMMITTEE: Rev. Jerry McCann, Chairman 

1. Lay Renewal 

Chairman currently corresponding with Rev. Charles Olsen, 
Associate Secretary, Division of Christian Witness, Board 
of National Ministries as to what might be done in this 
area of Orange Presbytery. 

F. BUDGET, FINANCE AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE: 
Mr. Roy Wagner, Chairman 

1. Budget — Has prepared both asking and spending budgets 
for the year 

2. Finance — Kept Committee informed of financial status 

3. Property — Maintained, insured, paid taxes, assessments on 
property entrusted to Committee 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Orange Presbytery approve the list of aid-receiving 
churches and the amounts they are requesting from our 
Committee for 1969. (See list included with this report) 

2. That Presbytery urge all Sessions to encourage their 
churches to observe the Witness Season, which began on 
January 1, 1969, and will continue through Easter, with its 
theme: "New Forms of Mission." 

3. That Presbytery encourage attendance from all churches to 
the "Mission Possible" meeting for our area of the state, 
to be held on February 24, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 

4. a. That Presbytery accept the following amounts as pay- 

ment from the Hillview Church, as presently constituted: 
$85.00 per month for September, October and Novem- 
ber of 1968. (amount of mortgage) 

$101.00 per month for December 1968 and January 
1969, and for subsequent months during this tempo- 
rary period, (amount of mortgage and insurance) 

b. That Presbytery extend the time for reporting on the 
survey of the area now served by the Hillview group 
until the April meeting of Presbytery. 

5. That Presbytery commend the book "Ministry to Armed 
Services," by Rev. Edward I. Swanson, to the churches. 
It is a guide for clergymen, counselors, and congregations 
who minister to those in or entering military service. 

6. That Presbytery express its gratitude to Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. for his vision, enthusiasm, and continued 
assistance in the causes of Church Extension. 

7. That Presbytery express its appreciation to the members of 
the Church Extension Committee, especially those rotating 
off the Committee, for their time, effort, devotion and faith- 
fulness to duty during 1968. 

8. That Presbytery hear the Rev. William R. Brantley, pastor 
of Grace United Methodist Church, Greensboro, speak on 
the "Greensboro Inner-City Ministry," since we Presby- 
terians have on January 1, 1969, entered into a joint inner- 
city ministry with the Methodists. 



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COMMISSIONS TO INSTALL 

Commissions to install Ministers were appointed as follows: 

1. Paul G. Settle as Pastor of the Northside Presbyterian Church of 
Burlington on March 2, 1969 at 7:30 P. M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — to preside and propound the questions 

Rev. G. Aiken Taylor — to preach the sermon 

Rev. Manford Saunders — to charge the congregation 

Rev. Marion Dick — to charge the Pastor 

Ruling Elder B. H. Wolfe — to offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder John C. Barnwell 

Ruling Elder Roland Parton 

Ruling Elder Robert Littlejohn — alternate 

2. Edsel M. Huffstetler as Pastor of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church 
of Greensboro on February 16, 1969 at 7:00 P. M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — to preside and propound the questions 

Rev. Marion Currie — to preach the sermon 

Rev. C. N. Morrison — to charge the Pastor 

Ruling Elder Glenn Campbell — to charge the Congregation 

Ruling Elder Charles T. McNairy — to offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder Charles E. Kerchner 

3. William W. Olney, III, as Pastor of the Hillsborough Presbyterian 
Church on February 2, 1969 at 11:00 A. M. 

Rev. James S. R. Tippens — to preside and propound the questions 
Dr. Kirk Allen — to preach the sermon 
Rev. Lee W. Adkins — to charge the congregation 
Rev. K. M. Misenheimer — to charge the Pastor 
Ruling Elder E. E. Patterson — to offer the prayer 
Ruling Elder H. M. Bailey- 
Ruling Elder L. E. Beard 

The Session of the Hillsborough Church as alternates. 

ELECTIONS OF NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

The following were elected members of the Class of 1971 of 
the Committee on Nominations: Rev. Norman Whitney, 
Richard Short, George Mason. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Joseph W. 
Flora, and the following were elected: 

Church Extension — Mr. Doug Avent, Class of 1971 

—Mr. Nelson Efland, Class of 1970. 

Christian Higher Education — Dr. John Edwards, Class of 1970. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. Earl Adkins, 

Class of 1969 

Sessional Records — Harry Clark, Class of 1969. 

Christian Education — Mrs. Joseph Estes, Class of 1970. 

—Mr. Jim Murrell, Class of 1969. 

Stewardship and Promotion — Mrs. R. W. Vann, District IV, 

Class of 1970. 



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COMMITTEE ON RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS 

A. Amendments to the Constitution of the Presbjrterian 
Church, U. S. 

Amendments numbered 2 through 7 as follows were con- 
sidered, the amendment numbered 1 having been approved 
at a previous meeting- of Presbjrtery: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION 
OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 

approved by the General Assembly of 1968 and sent down 
to the Presbyteries for advice and consent 



1. That Chapter 8 of the Form of Government be amended by adding 
thereto a new Section 8-18 as follows: 

"If a church is dissolved by the Presbytery, or otherwise ceases 
to exist, and on the rolls of such church, members remain who 
have made no arrangements to transfer their membership to some 
other church, the Presbytery shall have power to transfer such 
members to another church within its bounds whose Session agrees 
to receive them." 



2. That present Chapter 22 of the Form of Government be replaced by 
the following: 

"Chapter 22 

Synod and General Assembly Committees 
on the Minister and His Work 

§ 22-1 To facilitate the work of the Commissions in the Presby- 
teries, a Synod may establish a Committee on the Minister and 
His Work. 

§ 22-2 To assist the Commissions in the Presbyteries, their 
churches and Ministers, in the entire area of ministerial relation- 
ships, the General Assembly shall have a permanent Committee 
to be known as the Assembly's Committee on the Minister and 
His Work." 

3. That Section 25-3 (b) of the Form of Government be replaced by the 
following: 

"An Assistant Pastor is called by the vote of the Church Session, 
but only after the Session has consulted the Presbytery through 
its Commission on the Minister and His Work. The terms of the 
call as extended by the Church Session shall follow the form out- 
lined for the calling of a Pastor, and shall specify the particular 
functions which the Assistant Pastor is to fulfill in the life of that 
church. This relation, an agreement between the Church Session 
and the Assistant Pastor, is established by installation, an act 
of Presbytery, and is dissolved only by the authority of Presbytery. 
The Presbytery, acting through its Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, may dissolve the relationship upon the initiative of 
either the Church Session or the Assistant Pastor. Not being a 
Church officer elected by the congregation, the Assistant Pastor is 
not a member of the Session of that Church, but should be in- 
vited by the Session to be present at its meetings. 



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The official relationship of an Assistant Pastor to a church shall 
be reviewed by the Session when the relationship of the Pastor 
to that Church is dissolved. An Assistant Pastor is not eligible 
to succeed the Pastor in a church which they serve together nor 
may he be called to be Associate Pastor in that church while the 
church is without a Pastor." 



4. That Section 26-1 be amended as follows: 

"Add to the second paragraph the following words, to constitute 
the second sentence of such paragraph: 'Rather than elect a 
Nominating Committee representative of the whole congregation, 
the congregation may designate the Church Session as the Nomi- 
nating Committee.' The next sentence would then follow as it now 
reads, 'Public notice of the time, etc. . . . prior to the time of the 
meeting.' " 



5. *That present Chapter 31 of the Form of Government be replaced by 
the following: 

♦See also action the Assembly directed be sent to Presbyteries with this proposed 
amendment. 

CHAPTER 31 
Of Union Churches 

§ 31-1 Particular churches of this Church may unite to form union 
churches with one or more particular churches of the United Presby- 
terian Church in the United States of America, of the Reformed 
Church in America, and of other Reformed bodies, with the approval 
of the presbytery. 

§ 31-2 The following Plan of Union shall be adopted by the union 
church so formed: 

(1) The following Plan of Union is adopted by the 

Presbyterian Church of and the 

Church of effective as of the date when each of the 

congregations has approved the plan by a two-thirds majority of those 
present at a regularly called congregational meeting with such notice 
and quorum as is required by the constitution of each Church, and when 
the presbytery (classis) of jurisdiction of each church has approved the 
particular union and this Plan of Union. 

(2) The purpose of this union is to provide for the worship of Al- 
mighty God and instruction in the Christian religion by a united con- 
gregation which will share the property, real and personal, of the uniting 
churches and provide for the services of a minister or ministers for the 
united church. 

(3) The united church shall be known as the 

Church of 

(4) The united church shall be subject to the constitution of each 
Church involved as set forth in subsections (18), (19), (21) and (22). 

(5) The session (consistory) shall submit its records annually, and 
whenever requested, to each judiciary of jurisdiction. 

(6) The membership of the united church shall consist of those who 
were members of the uniting churches, plus those received by the ses- 
sion (consistory) of the united church. 

(7) The session (consistory) of the united church shall report an 



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equal share of the total membership to each judicatory of jurisdiction, 
and such membership shall be published in the Minutes (Acts and Pro- 
ceedings) of the general assembly, with a note to the effect that the 
report is that of a union church, and with an indication of the total 
actual membership. A similar report of church and school members, 
baptisms, etc., and financial expenditures shall be made by the session 
(consistory) and noted by each general assembly in its minutes. 

(8) Initially the officers of the united church, elders and deacons, 
shall be those officers in active service of the uniting churches, who will 
undertake to perform their ordination responsibilities under the consti- 
tution of each church, as indicated in subsections (4) above and (18), 
(19), (21) and (22) below. 

(9) At the first annual meeting subsequent to the effective date of 
the union, new classes of officers, to replace the officers noted in section 
(8) above, shall be elected by the united congregation according to the 
constitutional procedure in force as a consequence of section (22) below. 

(10) The pastoral relations of the ministers of the uniting churches 
shall be dissolved automatically by the action of the presbytery (classis) 
of jurisdiction in approving this plan, but they may be eligible to be 
ministers (pastors or associate pastors) of the united church according 
to the will of the united congregation and subject to the approval of 
the presbyteries (both the classis and the presbytery). 

(11) The minister or ministers of the united church shall be full and 
repsonsible members of each judicatory of immediate jurisdiction and 
shall be subject to discipline as provided below in paragraph (19). 

(12) The united church shall cause a corporation to be formed under 
the appropriate laws of the state, where permissible. That corporation 
shall include in its articles or charter the substance of subsections (2), 
(3) and (4) above. 

(13) All property of the uniting churches, real and personal, shall 
be transferred to the corporation formed in subsection (12) above. The 
new corporation shall be the legal successor of the corporations, if any, 
of the uniting churches, and it shall be bound to administer any trust 
property or moneys received in accordance with the provisions of the 
original establishment of the trust. All liabilities of the uniting churches 
shall be liabilities of the united church. In any state where a church 
corporation is forbidden, the purposes of this paragraph shall be achieved 
in harmony with the law of that state. 

(14) Trustees of the corporation (or the unincorporated body) shall 
be elected in harmony with civil law according to the constitutional pro- 
visions outlined in subsection (4) above, as interpreted by subsection 
(22) below. 

(15) While recognizing the basic right of any giver to designate the 
cause or causes to which his own gift shall go, the session (consistory) 
of the united church shall annually propose to the congregation a gen- 
eral mission or benevolence program which shall be divided equitably 
among the officially approved causes of each denomination. The pro- 
portions shall be as the session (consistory) shall decide in response 
to the requests of the higher judicatories. 

(16) Per capita apportionments or assessments shall be paid to each 
presbytery (classis) of jurisdiction on the basis of the total communi- 
cant membership of the union church, equally divided among the 
denominations involved. 

(17) All members of the united church shall be under the discipline 
of the session (board of elders) according to rules agreed upon in 



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harmony with the constitution of each denomination where they coin- 
cide, and in harmony with the mandatory provisions of the constitution 
of one denomination where the others are permissive, and at the choice 
of the session (board of elders) where they may be contradictory, 

(18) Appeals or complaints against the actions of the session (con- 
sistory) shall be made to one judicatory only (presbytery or classis) at 
the choice of the members and all subsequent appeals or complaints 
shall be in the courts of the members' original choice, and decisions so 
finally made shall be binding on the session (consistory) on the member. 

(19) The minister or ministers shall be subject to the discipline of 
the presbyteries (the presbytery and the classis) provided that when 
either shall begin an action, it shall invite a committee from the others 
to join the commissioner, prosecutor, or prosecuting committee in formu- 
lating and pressing the charges. In the event of appeal the case shall 
be finally decided by the highest court to which the appeal is taken in 
the Church which commenced the action, and that decision shall be 
equally binding on the presbyteries (both the presbytery and the 
classis). 

(20) The minister or ministers shall participate in the denominational 
Pension Plan of one of the Churches. If he is already participating in 
one plan, he shall remain in that plan. If he is not a member of any, he 
shall choose among them. 

(21) Complaints against the administrative acts of the session (con- 
sistory) may be taken under the constitutional provisions of only one 
denomination, according to the choice of the complainant, and once be- 
ing complained to one judicatory, no other denomination shall accept 
jurisdiction in the same matter. 

(22) Wherever the constitutions of the denominations differ, the 
mandatory provisions of one shall apply in all cases when the others 
are permissive. Wherever there are conflicting mandatory provisions 
(except as provided in subsection (17) above), the session (consistory) 
of the united church shall petition the judicatories of immediate juris- 
diction to overture their respective highest courts to resolve the con- 
flict either by authoritative interpretation or by constitutional amend- 
ment. 

(23) A union church may be dissolved by a two-thirds vote of two 
congregational meetings, held not less than one year and not more 
than two years apart, subject to the concurrence of the presbyteries 
(classes) involved. In case of dissolution of a union church, all property 
of the united church, real and personal, shall be divided equally between 
the presbyteries (the presbytery and the classis) of jurisdiction. 

§ 31-3. No provision in this chapter shall be construed as modifying or 
amending the constitution of this Church in its application to any but 
union churches organized under this chapter, their members, officers, 
or ministers. 



6. *That a new Chapter 32 be added to the Form of Government as 
follows: 



♦See also action the Assembly directed be sent to Presbyteries with this proposed 
amendment. 

CHAPTER 32 
Of Union Presbyteries (Classes) 

§ 32-1. A presbytery of this Church may unite with a presbytery or 
classis of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of 
America, the Reformed Church in America, or another Reformed 



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body, to form a union presbytery (classis), with the approval of the 
synod of jurisdiction of which the presbytery (classis) is a part. A 
union presbytery (classis) may be composed of two or more presby- 
teries (classes) from two or more Reformed bodies. 

§ 32-2. The following plan of union shall be adopted to each presbytery 
(classis) involved: 

(1) This plan of union is adopted by the Presbytery of 

and the Presbytery (classis) of 

effective as of (date), the presbyteries (presbytery 

and classis) having each approved the plan by a two-thirds majority 
of those present at a stated meeting of the presbytery (classis), the 
matter having been published beforehand on its docket and the union 
and this plan having been approved by the synod of jurisdiction over 
each presbytery. 

(2) The purpose of the union shall be the furtherance of a united 
witness and mission, the administration of a single program of nur- 
ture, sustenance and growth of the Church within the union presbytery 
(classis), and the oversight of all churches within its bounds by a union 
presbytery (classis), which will hold title to the properties of the uniting 
judicatories and provide the functions and fulfill the duties of a presby- 
tery (classis), as specified in the constitution of each Church. 

(3) The union presbytery (classis) shall be subject to the constitution 
of each denomination as set forth below: 

(a) The presbytery (classis) shall submit its records annually, 
and whenever requested, to each synod of jurisdiction. 

(b) The presbytery (classis) shall be fully and equally responsible 
to each church. The presbytery (classis) shall adjust its 
benevolence or general mission askings of the particular 
churches annually, to the end that the presbytery (classis) 
shall equitably support the program of each denomination. 

(c) Per capita apportionments or assessments shall be paid to 
each synod and general assembly of jurisdiction on the basis 
of the communicant strength of the union presbytery 
(classis), equally divided among the denominations involved. 
In the event that such a procedure proves inequitable, an 
alternative basis may be adopted, subject to approval by the 
synod of jurisdiction of each denomination. Such an alterna- 
tive, if adopted, shall be subject to periodic review. 

(d) The union presbytery (classis) shall be under the discipline 
of the synods and general assemblies, according to standing 
rules agreed upon in harmony with the constitutions of the 
denominations where they coincide, and in harmony with the 
mandatory provisions of the laws of each Church where the 
others are permissive, and at the choice of the presbytery 
(classis) where they may be contradictory. 

(e) Appeals or complaints against the actions of the presbytery 
(classis) shall be made only to the synod of one denomina- 
tion. That denomination shall be determined by the presby- 
tery (classis), and all subsequent appeals or complaints in 
the same action shall be in the courts of the original deter- 
mination, and decisions so reached shall be binding on all the 
parties to such action. 

(f) Complaints against administrative acts of the presbytery 
(classis) may be taken under the constitutional provisions of 
only one denomination, according to the determination of the 



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presbytery (classis); and, once being complained to one 
court, courts of the other denominations may not accept 
jurisdiction in the same matter. 

(g) Wherever the constitutions of the denominations differ, any 
mandatory provisions of one shall apply in all cases where 
the others are permissive. Where there are conflicting man- 
datory provisions (except as provided in subsection (3) (d) 
above), the union presbytery (classis) shall overture the 
general assemblies of the denominations involved to resolve 
the conflict either by authoritative interpretation or by con- 
stitutional amendment. 

(4) The membership of the union presbytery (classis) shall consist 
of all minister members of each uniting presbytery (presbytery and 
classis), and all the churches (elder representatives thereof) of the 
uniting presbyteries (presbytery and classis), plus all others received 
by the union presbytery (classis), subsequent to the effective date of this 
union. When the constitutions of the churches vary as to elder repre- 
sentation, that provision which confers the largest representation shall 
apply. 

(5) The churches of a union presbytery (classis) shall be considered 
union churches belonging to each denomination. Each particular church 
shall be reported to each general assembly and synod of jurisdiction on 
the basis of an equal division of its total membership, with a notation 
of the effect that this has been done. 

(6) Ministers of the union presbytery (classis) shall be full and re- 
sponsible members of each denomination. They shall be subject to the 
jurisdiction and discipline of the denominations as provided in this plan. 
Ministers and elders shall be eligible to serve as commissioners (dele- 
gates) to any general assembly, as provided in the constitutions of each 
denomination. Commissioners (delegates) to general assembly shall be 
elected on the basis of an equal division of the total communicant mem- 
bership of the presbytery (classis). 

(7) The union presbytery (classis) shall be responsible to propose to 
all its churches a general mission and benevolence program which it 
judges to be an adequate and equitable response to the requests of the 
assemblies, the synods, and to its own needs. Each session (consistory) 
shall give the members of its congregation opportunity to support this 
general mission and benevolence program. 

(8) The union presbytery (classis) shall cause a corporation to be 
formed under the appropriate laws of the state. This corporation shall 
include in its articles or charter the substance of subsections (1), (2), 
and (3) above. All property of the uniting presbyteries (presbytery 
and classis), real and personal, shall be transferred to the corporation 
or corporations formed under this section. The new corporation shall be 
the legal successor of the corporations, if any, of uniting presbyteries 
(presbytery and classis), and it shall be bound to administer any trust 
property or monies received in accordance with the provisions of the 
original establishment of the trust. All liabilities of each uniting 
presbytery (classis) shall be liabilities of the union presbytery (classis). 
In any state where a church corporation is forbidden, the purpose of 
this paragraph shall be achieved in harmony with the laws of that state. 

(9) The union presbytery (classis) shall draw up standing rules which 
shall define the operation of presbytery (classis) in such a manner as to 
fulfill all the functions of a presbytery (classis), as defined in the con- 
stitution of each denomination. 

(10) Each minister who may be subject to the call of presbytery 
(classis) or any of its constituent churches in the exercise of his voca- 



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tion, or who may be an employee of presbytery (classis), shall partici- 
pate in the denominational pension plan of one of the churches. If the 
minister is already participating in one plan, he shall remain in that 
plan. If he is not a member of any, he shall choose among them. 

(11) A union presbytery (classis) may be dissolved by a two-thirds 
vote at two stated meetings of presbytery (classis), not less than one 
year and not more than two years apart, subject to the concurrence of 
the synods involved. 

(a) In case of dissolution of a union presbytery (classis), all the 
property, real and personal, of the union presbytery (classis) 
shall be divided between the denominations or their courts 
of jurisdiction on the basis of the origin of the property, if 
such is determinable. If the origin is not determinable, then 
the property shall be divided equally between the denomina- 
tions or their courts of jurisdiction, as may be proper. 

(b) The particular churches within the dissolved union presby- 
tery (classis) shall retain their status as union churches, 
unless they vote to change that status under the provisions 
of § 31-2 (23). 

§ 32-3. No provision in this plan of union shall be construed as modify- 
ing or amending the constitution of this Church in its application 
to any but union presbyteries (classes) organized under this chapter, 
their churches, or ministers. 



7. *That a new Chapter 33 be added to the Form of Government as 
follows : 



*See also action the Assembly directed be sent to Presbyteries with this proposed 
amendment. 

CHAPTER 33 
Of Union Synods 

§ 33-1. A synod of this Church may unite to form a union synod with 
a synod of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of 
America, a synod of the Reformed Church in America, or an anal- 
ogous judicatory of another Reformed body, with the approval of 
each general assembly. 

§ 33-2. The following Plan of Union shall be adopted by each synod 
involved : 

(1) This plan of union is adopted by the Synod of 

and the Synod (Particular Synod) of , effective as 

of (date), when each of the synods has approved the plan 

by a two-thirds majority of those present at a stated meeting, the 
matter having been published beforehand on its docket, or at a meeting 
specifically called for such a purpose; and when the particular plan has 
been approved by each general assembly. 

(2) The purpose of the union shall be the furtherance of a united 
witness and mission for all churches and presbyteries (classes) within 
the union synod; the administration of a single program of nurture 
and service; and the responsible fulfillment of the functions and duties 
of a synod as specified in the constitutions of each Church. 

(3) The union synod shall be subject to the constitutions of each 
denomination as set forth below: 

(a) The synod shall submit its records at least annually, and 
whenever requested, to each general assembly. 



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(b) The union synod shall be under the discipline of each Church 

according to standing rules agreed upon in harmony with the 
constitution of each denomination where they coincide; and 
in harmony with the mandatory provisions of the laws of one 
Church where the others are permissive; and at the choice 
of the synod where they are contradictory. 

(c) Wherever the constitution of the denomination differ, the 
mandatory provisions of the one shall apply in all cases where 
the others are permissive. Wherever there are conflicting 
mandatory provisions (except as provided in subsection (3) 
(b) above), the union synod shall overture the general assem- 
blies of the denominations to resolve the conflict, either by 
authoritative interpretation or by constitutional amendment. 

(d) Complaints against the actions of the synod shall be made 
to one general assembly only, at the choice of the synod, and 
its decision shall be binding on all parties to such action. 

(4) The membership of the union synod shall consist of all ministers 
and churches of all the presbyteries (classes) within the area encom- 
passed by the uniting synod. The union synod may decide to organize 
itself as a delegated synod under the general provision of subsection 
(3) (c) above. 

(5) By this act of uniting synods of the United Presbyterian Church 
in the United States of America, the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States, the Reformed Church in America, or other Reformed bodies, all 
presbyteries (classes) within the jurisdiction of the uniting synods shall 
become union presbyteries (classes), and shall be governed according to 
the applicable provisions of this constitution. 

(6) The union synod shall cause a corporation to be formed under the 
appropriate laws of the state. That corporation shall include in its 
articles of charter the substance of subsections (1), (2), and (3) above. 
All property of the uniting synods, real and personal, shall be trans- 
ferred to the corporation formed under this section. The new corpo- 
ration shall be the legal successor of the corporations, if any, of the 
uniting synods, and it shall be bound to administer any trust property 
or moneys received in accordance with the provisions of the original 
establishment of the trust. All liabilities of each uniting synod shall 
be liabilities of the union synod. In any state where a church corpora- 
tion is forbidden, the purpose of this paragraph shall be achieved in 
harmony with the laws of that state. 

(7) The union synod shall adopt standing rules which shall define the 
operation of the union synod in such manner as to fulfill the functions 
of synods as defined in the constitution of each denomination. 

(8) Each minister in a union synod staff position shall be, or become, 
a member of a presbytery (classis) within the union synod. 

(9) A union synod may be dissolved by a two-thirds vote at two 
stated meetings of the synod, not less than one year nor more than two 
years apart, subject to the concurrence of the general assemblies in- 
volved. 

(10) In case of dissolution of a union synod, all property, real and 
personal, of the union synod shall be divided between the denominations 
of their courts of jurisdiction on the basis of the origin of the property, 
if the origin is determinable. If the origin is not determinable, then 
the property shall be divided equally between the denominations of 
their courts of jurisdiction, as may be proper. 



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§ 33-3. No provision in this plan of union shall be construed as modify- 
ing or amending the constitution of this Church in its application to 
any but union synods organized under this chapter. 



(Note: The following action of the General Assembly accompanies 
the proposed amendments to Chapters 31, 32, and 33 of the Form of 
Government.) 

"The Assembly directed that the counsel of the Permanent Judicial 
Commission concerning union churches, Presbyteries, and Synods be 
sent down to the Presbyteries with the recommendations concerning 
these items for their consideration. 

"This item is as follows: 

"The Commission received a copy of the proposed amendments to our 
Book of Church Order relating to union Presbyteries, Synods and 
churches which was prepared by the committees from the RCA, 
UPUSA, and PCUS. 

"The Commission recommends that the references by our representa- 
tives of this committee be answered with the following statement: 
"The language of the intended amendments appears sufficient to ac- 
complish their intended purposes. 

"The Commission points out that the proposed drafts would entail 
a complete change from our present power vested in the highest court 
to power being given to Presbyteries and Synods in regard to union 
Presbyteries, union churches and union Synods. (BCO 18-6(13) and 
(17).)" 

A true excerpt from General Assembly Minutes, 1968. 

James A. Millard, Jr., Stated Clerk 



Results of vote: for against 

Amendment 2 approved 140 

Amendment 3 approved 134 

Amendment 4 approved 126 12 

Amendment 5 approved 85 59 

Amendment 6 disapproved 67 76 

Amendment 7 disapproved 68 73 



B. Proposed Plan of Union between the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S. and the Reformed Church in America. 

The following Resolution was acted upon: That the Presbytery of 
Orange give its advice and consent to full organic union with the 
General Synod of the Reformed Church in America under the pro- 
posed Plan of Union consisting of the Covenants of Agreement, 
the Form of Government of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in 
America, the Rules of Discipline of the Presbyterian Reformed 
Church in America, the Directory for Worship of God and for the 
Work of the Church in America, together with all other documents 
and procedures incident thereto, all of which are attached to this 
resolution or by necessary implication are incident thereto, and by 
this reference are incorporated as a part thereof. 

The Resolution was defeated by the vote of 43 for and 104 against. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Ruling Elder 
Paul Boone. In connection with the report, Rev. K. M. Misen- 
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Extension and Rev. Charles Carter reported on the budget 
of the Committee on Christian Education. 

The following recommendation was adopted : That the Moder- 
ator, in cooperation with the Executive Committee of the 
Council be directed to appoint a committee to lead Orange 
Presbytery in a capital funds drive in connection with the 
200th Anniversary observance of the inception of Orange 
Presbytery. 

A portion of the report was adopted as follows, along with 
the following working budget for 1969 : 

FOR INFORMATION: 

1. The Chairman of the Council has been in contact with Mrs. Polly 
Whittington and it seems that her financial status is satisfactory 
at present. The Council has been urged to continue a regular 
check to insure that her needs are met and to plan in advance 
for any increase in her aid, should such be necessary. 

2. The Council heard a report from the Executive Secretary and 
read a paper: Study for Restructuring Organization of Orange 
Presbytery. It was determined that Council should appoint a Com- 
mittee of five (5) persons to study the program, organization and 
personnel of Orange Presbytery with a view to defining more 
particularly the nature and mission of the Presbytery and to 
restructuring Presbytery, if necessary; exploring the possible use 
of professional management services in this study. Council 
would maintain close communication with this study so as to 
hear and report progress and respond to any developing trends. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY BUDGET— 1969 



I. SALARIES $21,893.00 

A. OFFICE EXPENSES 8,125.00 

B. AUTO AND TRAVEL EXPENSES 1,900.00 

C. COMMITTEE AND COMMISSION EXPENSES 5,800.00 

D. OFFICE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT 500.00 

E. MANSE EXPENSES 3,020.00 

F. OFFICE OF STATED CLERK 1,700.00 

G. INSURANCE AND BONDS 1,500.00 

H. MISCELLANEOUS 500.00 



TOTAL $44,938.00 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 
ANTICIPATED EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 1969 
1969 PROPOSED BUDGET 
I. Church Extension Workers: 



Vernon Grimes— Lee County $ 9,092.66 

Frances Pritchett^Orange County 6,780.38 

J. E. McMillan— Prison Camp Counselor. . 1,500.00 

Charles Coats— S. W. Reidsville 2,520.00 

Milton Foust — Jamestown 8,839.73 



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Caswell or Lee County Worker 8,000.00 

Eno-Fairfield Graduate Student Minister. . 6,807.00 
Administrative & Employer— FICA 2,000.00 



(Will not be able to re-call a Caswell $ 45,539.97 

County Church Extension Worker— $8,000. 
Will not be able to aid Eno, Fairfield, 
Bethlehem Churches— $6,807.20) 

II. Missionary Aid Receiving Churches: 

Church of the Redeemer $ 2,500.00 

Hope View 2,300.00 

Stony Creek 1,000.00 

Oakview 500.00 

Red House 800.00 

Griers 1,215.00 

Pleasant Grove 315.00 

Riverview (Asking $1,500— Sp. Min. $500) . 2,000.00 
Springwood (Department Minister — 

6 mos.) 2,500.00 

Randolph 3,651.78 

Morningside 2,500.00 

Hillview 2,500.00 

(Trim $6,430.25 ??) $21,781.78 



III. Bond Retirement: $10,300.00 
(Cannot be Reduced) 



IV. Grants-in-Aid for Sites, Plants, Manses: 

Fellowship (W-T) $13,555.00 

Jamestown-Cedarwood Manse 1,896.00 

Church of the Cross 1,444.70 

Jamestown Church (1969-1970-1971) .... 11,700.00 

Hillview 1,020.00 

(Cannot be Reduced) $ 29,615.70 



V. Special Ministries: f 

Inner-City Ministry $10,000.00 

(Cannot be Reduced) $ 10,000.00 



VI. Evangelism: 

Film Evangelism $ 500.00 

Train Lay Witness 300.00 

Summer Workers 700.00 

(Reduce $1,500.00) $ 1,500.00 



VII. Future Projects: 

Shopping Center Ministry $ 5,000.00 

Forest Oaks Development — Staff 10,000.00 

Southwest Reidsville — Property 10,000.00 

Burlington— Staff or Property 10,000.00 

(Will have to eliminate all these $ 35,000.00 

projects) 



VIII. Miscellaneous: 

Committee Expense (Travel, meals, etc.).$ 1,600.00 
Property Taxes (Westridge - Jamestown - 

Hillview) 1,500.00 

Street and Property Improvement 1,200.00 



Miscellaneous: $ 7,700.00 



Conferences $ 12,000.00 



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Expenses for purchase and sale of 

property- 
Insurance 

(Reduce $700.00) 

$165,737.45 

Total of all eliminated and omitted 51,307.20 



Revised Total $114,430.25 
To be Received through 1969 Budget $108,000.00 



Trim From Missionary Aid ??? $ 6,430.25 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
PROPOSED BUDGETS 

I. PRESBYTERY PROGRAMS 

100 SUB-COMMITTEES' PROGRAMS 1969 Revised 1969 

1. C. E. Committee 1,000 1,000 

2. Camp & Conference 200 200 

3. Children's Work 1,150 800 

4. Youth Work 2,000 1,500 

5. Adult Work 2,250 1,500 

6. Christian Action Committee 250 250 

7. Home & Family Committee 475 400 

8. Enrichment (Area DCE) 315 315 



Totals 7,640 5,965 

200 OFFICE OF AREA DCE 

1. Telephone 525 400 

2. Office Supplies 525 425 

3. Secretary Salary 1,320 1,320 

4. Petty Cash Account 100 

5. Office Expansion 500 400 

6. Social Security (Sec.) 70 70 

7. Publicity 200 



Totals 3i,240 2(,615 

II. CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR 
300 DIRECTOR'S EXPENSES 

1. Salary 7,700 7,700 

2. Annuity 1,023 1,023 

3. Auto Allowance 1,200 1,200 

4. Insurance 300 300 

5. Extra Travel 200 200 

6. Enrichment 250 250 

7. American Camping Assoc 200 200 



Totals 10,873 10,873 

400 MANSE 

1. Maintenance 300 100 

2. Fuel 200 200 

3. Utilities 450 400 



Totals 



950 



700 



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III. CAMP AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM 
500 SUMMER STAFF AND MATERIALS 

1. Counselors, Nurse, Life Guard 4,800 4,600 

2. Program Materials 1,000 500 

3. Camp Site Work 1,000 500 

4. Recreation Supplies 100 50 

5. Infirmary 75 75 

6. Laundry 100 50 

7. Directors & Volunteers 300 300 

8. New Equipment 1,200 



Totals 8,575 6,015 

IV. CAMP OPERATION 
600 CAMP STAFF 

1. Salaries (Manager, Bookkeeper 

Dietician, Secretary) 10,000 10,000 

2. Cooks 7,000 6,000 

3. Social Security 1,500 1,000 

4. Extra Help 3,000 1,000 

5. Enrichment (Manager) 200 200 

6. Manager's Annuity 700 500 

7. Car Allowance (Mgr.) 500 



Totals 22,900 18,700 

700 CAMP OFFICE 

1. Office Supplies 350 200 

2. Postage 600 400 

3. Printing and Publicity 800 600 



Totals 1,750 1,200 

800 UTILITIES 

1. Telephone 750 750 

2. Electricity 1,600 1,600 

3. Fuel 2,000 2,000 



Totals 4,350 4,350 

900 INSURANCE 

1. Buildings & Equipment 2,500 2,500 

2. Liability 500 500 

3. Medical (Camper & Employees) . . 1,100 1,100 



Totals 4,100 4,100 

1000 PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUIPMENT 

1. Maintenance & Replacement 

of Buildings & Equipment 5,000 3,500 

2. Capital Improvement 5,000 2,050 

3. Automotive 1,000 1,000 

4. New Equipment 1,000 

5. Maintenance Supplies 600 600 



Totals 



12,600 



7,150 



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1100 FOOD SERVICE 

1. Food 13,000 13,000 

2. Supplies 1,500 1,200 



Totals 14,500 14,200 

1200 CAMP STORE 1,000 1,000 

1300 MISCELLANEOUS 

1. Sales and Use Taxes 500 500 

2. Miscellaneous 250 250 



Totals 750 750 

V. DEBT RETIREMENT 
1400 DEBT SERVICE 



1. Dining Hall Mortgage . . . 


8,652 


. 8,652 


VL TOTAL BUDGETS 


ini 880 


86,130 


ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1969 


BUDGET 




1969 Asking 


1969 Working 




Budget 


Budget 




GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAUSES 


$237,169.00 


$190,000.00 


(36.29%) 






* (25,000.00) 


SYNOD CAUSES 


153,579.00 


125,100.00 


(23.90%) 






* (10,000.00) 


PRESBYTERY CAUSES 


304,232.00 


208,390.00 


(39.81%) 




$694,980.00 


$523,490.00 


(100.00%) 


Church Exten. 


161,952.00 


108,000.00 


(51.83%) 


Council 


45,000.00 


42,390.00 


(20.34%) 


Ch. Educ. 


67,280.00 


48,000.00 


(23.03%) 


Glade Valley 


30,000.00 


10,000.00 


( 4.80%) 




$304,232.00 


$208,390.00 


(100.00%) 



*Anticipated receipts which will be paid direct or out of undesignated 
year end surplus. 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 



The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lee Adkins, 
and was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee would like to take this opportunity to express its 
appreciation to the Churches of Orange Presbytery for their co- 
operation and interest in the Stewardship season. We are par- 
ticularly grateful to those Churches that have paid their commit- 
ments in full. 

Responding to the challenge of the work in Orange Presbytery, 
twenty-seven (27) churches increased their 1969 Benevolence Accep- 
tance for a total of $19,057. Eighteen (18) churches reduced their 
1969 Acceptance for a total of $14,499 resulting in a net increase in 
Acceptances of only $4,558. Forty-two (42) churches Accepted the 
same Benevolence for 1969 as in 1968. 

Your Committee is deeply concerned about the inadequacy of the 
1969 Budget to meet even the basic needs of the Courts of the 



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Church and especially the work of Orange Presbytery's Christian 
Education and Church Extension programs. We urge each member 
of this Presbytery to consider carefully the special statements of 
the Church Extension and Christian Education Committees out- 
lining the results to program should additional financial support fail 
to be forthcoming. 

Recommendation : 

We join with the Council of Orange in recommending that each 
minister and Ruling Elder to report this needful situation which 
exists in Orange Presbytery to his Church and to seek an increase 
in its 1969 Benevolence Acceptance. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Charles 
Carter, and was adopted as follows : 

During 1968 your Christian Education Committee planned and con- 
ducted a number of events for the churches of Orange Presbytery 
and worked with numerous individual churches on the local level. 
Our Area Director of Christian Education, Miss Sara McNeill, has 
offered excellent leadership to our Committee in all phases of its 
activities, and has also visited many of our churches to aid them in 
their programs. We are very grateful to Miss McNeill for the 
effective job she has done and for her dedication to the task of 
improving our Presbytery's program of Christian nurture. 

The Christian Education Committee urges the churches of the Pres- 
bytery to seek the help that is available through our Committee. 
Trained leaders in Children's Work, Youth Work and Adult Work 
are prepared to help local leaders and teachers in the Church Schools 
of our Presbytery. Leaders in the area of Home and Family Nurture 
can help local committees to understand their function and to plan 
an effective program for their congregations. The Christian Action 
Sub-committee can help local churches in their programs of com- 
munity service and outreach. Leaders from the Camp and Confer- 
ence Sub-committee would like to visit local churches and interpret 
to the congregations the summer program of camps and conferences 
at Camp New Hope. All this help is available to each church of the 
Presbytery, and you are urged to request the help you need through 
Miss McNeill's office. 

In order to present to you a sample of the activities in which your 
Christian Education Committee was engaged in 1968, the following 
Sub-committee reports are briefly summarized for your information. 

CHILDREN'S WORK: Various workshops were held by the Sub- 
committee during the year. A workshop was held to introduce the 
Special Studies materials for children, and another workshop was con- 
ducted later to assist teachers with their teaching guides and other 
materials. Five persons were sent to the North Carolina Covenant 
Life Conference in Montreat to receive training for helping local 
leaders. Six workshops were held during the year with consultants 
helping local teachers in their own situation to plan a lesson, teach 
it, and then evaluate the results. This kind of help gives teachers 
excellent training in their own local situation, and is available to 
any church requesting this aid. 

YOUTH WORK: Two Senior High Rallies were held in 1968 and 
were well attended. The Senior High Conference held at Camp New 
Hope and Chapel Hill was quite successful, and a similar type con- 
ference is being planned for this year. Two Junior High Conclaves 



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were held and were also well attended. Youth Consultants are avail- 
able to go to local churches to help leaders of youth and young 
people to plan and implement an effective youth program. Training 
for Vocational Aides is available through the Youth Sub-committee. 

ADULT WORK: Leadership Schools were held in 1968 in Greens- 
boro, Burlington, Sanford and Hillsborough. Our Presbytery Com- 
mittee was invited to participate in a pilot project of the General 
Assembly for training consultants in Adult Work. These Consultants 
are now available for helping leaders of adults in local churches. A 
12-Hour Adult Workshop is being planned for this spring for the 
churches of the Presbytery, and publicity will be sent out soon to 
local churches. 

HOME AND FAMILY NURTURE: Training is available for minis- 
ters and local leaders in the Home and Family Ministry. Churches 
may participate in area training events with as few as three 
churches participating, or may call on the Home and Family Sub- 
committee for individual counsel and training. 

CHRISTIAN ACTION: In 1968 Rev. George Chauncey visited 
Orange Presbytery to address a meeting of Presbytery and to speak 
at a general meeting of Presbyterians on "The Crisis In The Nation." 
In 1969 a symposium is being planned on the college crisis with 
emphasis on the generation gap and the youth rebellion. 

CAMPS AND CONFERENCES: Sites for Family Camping have 
been completed at Camp New Hope and are now available for use 
by the families of Orange Presbytery. The summer program at 
Camp New Hope in 1968 showed a decline in registrations of camp- 
ers. An effort is being made this year to publicize the camping 
program more extensively and to encourage more participation from 
the children and youth of Orange Presbytery. The Rev. James 
Tippens, our Resident Program Director at Camp New Hope, re- 
quests that he be invited to the churches of the Presbytery to tell 
the story of Camp New Hope and to explain the program offered 
there by the Presbytery. The following schedule of camps and con- 
ferences will be offered this summer: 

June 4-14 — Staff Training — Work Camp (Sr. Highs) 
June 16-21 — First Junior Camp — First Wilderness Camp 

(Jr. Highs) 
June 23-28 — First Junior High Camp 

June 30-July 5 — Second Junior Camp — Family Camp — Second Wil- 
derness Camp (Jr. Highs) 
July 7-12 — Third Junior Camp — Family Camp — Second Wilderness 

Camp (Jr. Highs) 
July 14-19 — Senior Conference 

July 21-26 — Second Jr. High Camp — Canoe Camp and Counselor 

in Training 
July 28— August 5— Trail Hike Camp 

July 28-August 2 — Fourth Junior Camp — Canoe Camp and Coun- 
selor in Training 
August 4- 9 — Fifth Junior Camp 
August 11-16 — Clean-up Camp (Senior Highs) 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the above listed schedule of Camps and Conferences for 
1969 be adopted and that churches support this program through 
sending campers and supplying volunteer leaders. 

2. That Orange Presbytery support and promote attendance at the 
North Carolina Covenant Life Conference and the National 



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Ministries Conference to be held at Montreat this summer. 

3. That local churches remain alert to the forthcoming papers of 
the Church and Society Committee of our General Assembly. 

4. That Orange Presbytery establish a Publicity Committee to 
study the problems of communication in our Presbytery and 
that this committee recommend to the Presbytery ways to meet 
the publicity needs of our Presbytery. 

5. That Miss Sara McNeill be commended by a rising vote of 
thanks for the excellent work she is doing as our Area Director 
of Christian Education. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report of the Trustees was presented by the Chairman, 
Ruling Elder C. T. Boyd, and was adopted as follows: 

I. 

The Trustees of Orange Presbytery continue to supervise the matters 
subject to their jurisdiction. Ordinarily, they hold regular quarterly 
meetings with additional meetings when the occasion demands. 

II. 

The Trustees welcome to the Membership Mr. Robert F. Simpson who 
has been elected a Trustee to succeed the late C. Fred Carlson, who 
passed away on July 23, 1968. 

III. 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Trustees through Mr. W. Owen 
Cooke and Mr. Robert F. Simpson, have given considerable thought to 
a disposition of the Westridge Road property acquired in 1961 from 
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McMillan. At the time of acquisition it was thought 
that the property would be suitable as a site for a new church. However, 
that objective does not seem to be capable of realization and the 
Trustees have no prospects for the sale of the property as a whole. 
Mr. Simpson, in particular, has given serious thought to a possible 
subdivision of the property with sale of the lots, and has prepared a 
tentative sketch. The matter was fully discussed by the Trustees at 
their meeting held January 15, 1969, and as a result of the discussions 
wish to submit a resolution to Presbytery granting to the Trustees 
broad authority in connection with the handling and disposition of the 
property. Accordingly, the Trustees submit to Presbytery the following 
resolution prepared by Mr. Cooke, and recommend its adoption: 

BE IT RESOLVED by Orange Presbytery that the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery are hereby authorized and empowered to investi- 
gate the advisability of subdividing into lots the Tract of land owned 
by Presbytery on Westridge Road, Greensboro, N. C, (the same 
being described more particularly in a deed to Orange Presbytery 
recorded in Book 1981, Page 85 in the Guilford County Registry) 
and if the Trustees find such subdivision advisable, that they be 
further authorized and empowered to take any and all action that 
they may deem advisable: 

1. To subdivide said tract of land into lots, to prepare plats 
with regard thereto, to petition governmental authorities for 
approval of said subdivision, to dedicate portions of said 
property for streets, sidewalks, or other public purposes and 
to take any other action that they may deem advisable with 
regard thereto; 



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2. To acquire additional property contiguous to said Westridge 
Road property if the Trustees deem the acquisition of such 
additional property necessary of advisable in connection with 
the subdividing of the property now owned by Presbytery on 
Westridge Road; and 

3. To spend a sum not to exceed $12,000.00 from the funds of 
Presbytery in connection with the exercise of the powers and 
authority hereinabove conferred ... if such funds are avail- 
able, and if not, to negotiate a loan for this amount. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery are hereby authorized and empowered to sell said Westridge 
Road property either as a whole or by lots or in any other manner 
they may desire for such price, at such time or times, and upon 
such terms and conditions as they may deem advisable. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Buie Sea- 
well, and was received as information. The study report 
on Davidson College was adopted as follows: 

A REPORT TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY ON 
DAVIDSON COLLEGE, JANUARY 23, 1969 

In response to a request by Presbytery I M^ould like to make a brief 
report of certain recent events affecting student life at Davidson. 
At its meeting on October 11 the board of trustees approved a Code 
of Responsibility for Davidson College. This Code includes the Honor 
System; statements about and certain rules concerning academic, finan- 
cial, and social responsibility; use of alcoholic beverages, drugs, and 
firearms; residence hall life; and the college courts. 
To explain the purpose of the Code I would like to quote from its 
preamble. 

"As a college of liberal arts committed to the Christian faith, 
Davidson College seeks to liberate men physically, mentally 
and spiritually. Its primary purpose is to develop men of 
humane instincts, and of disciplined and creative minds for 
lives of leadership, service and self -fulfillment. Recognizing 
that the educational process encompasses far more than aca- 
demic activities, Davidson College believes that its purpose is 
promoted or hindered by the quality of the total life of the 
college community. The promotion of a climate that is most 
conducive to the realization of its purpose is the sole reason 
for the promulgation of a code of responsibility. 
"The present code of responsibility is based upon the belief 
that Davidson's educational purpose can best be advanced in 
a context which emphasizes the responsible use of freedom, 
as opposed to license. The aim of this code is to encourage 
individuals to develop responsible judgment capable of direct- 
ing their conduct with a minimum of specific prohibitions. . . 

The Code was prepared through the intensive efforts of a dedicated 
committee of students, faculty, and administration representatives 
and was strongly endorsed by each of these bodies to the trustees at 
its meeting in May 1968. The Board through its Committee on Campus 
and Social Life made a detailed study of the Code which in a somewhat 
revised form was approved at the October meeting. 

The most controversial and predictably most newsworthy item is 
the statement on drinking, now permitted "in areas specifically desig- 
nated by and under conditions prescribed by the faculty, administration, 



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and the student senate". This was passed by the trustees after hearing 
from students, faculty, and administration representatives of drinking 
practices on and off the campus during the past several years and their 
recommendations that this change be adopted to bring about some 
measure of internal control. 

It was objected to by some on the grounds that drinking should not 
be condoned in any way and supported by others who have worked with 
and counseled alcoholics. In passing the Code the trustees directed 
that all entering freshmen be given a course of instruction concerning 
the dangers in use of drugs and alcohol and that a report concerning 
the operations of the Code be presented for review by the Board at its 
next meeting in May and again one year later. 

In keeping with the spirit of the Code the trustees approved a rec- 
ommendation by President Spenser that students serve along with 
faculty, administration, and trustee representatives on five Advisory 
Commissions formed to make recommendations concerning various 
aspects of the College's future development. These are now formed 
and active. 

A recent report from the college indicates that the Code is working 
out as expected. There has been no noticeable increase in drinking. 
At several large dances there was a good degree of control and the 
possibility of highway accidents from driving while drinking has been 
reduced by having small parties on rather than off the campus. The 
general response by students to the increased emphasis on individual 
responsibility has been encouraging. 

It is my belief that the Code fulfills the purpose stated in its preamble. 
It gives the students an added sense of responsibility for their own 
actions and provides an additional avenue of communication between 
students, faculty, administration, and trustees that should reduce the 
likelihood of the campus being caught up in the turmoil which has 
recently engulfed colleges and universities across the land. 

P. H. Hobson 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Chairman of the Committee, Rev. Angus McGregor, pre- 
sented the report, and it was adopted as follows: 

Be it resolved that Orange Presbytery express its sincere appreciation 
and heartfelt gratitude to the Glenwood Presbyterian Church for its 
gracious hospitality, for the use of its comfortable and adequate facili- 
ties, and for the delicious meal and refreshments. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, and was adopted as follows: 

The Sessional Records Committee has begun its assignment of examin- 
ing the records of the churches. On January 9, the committee met at 
First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, to examine the Sessional Records 
of the churches in District I. This experience is proving to be interest- 
ing, challenging and we hope profitable to all concerned. 

Let me call your attention to the dates and places for the examination 
of the records of District II, III and IV during 1969. 

April 10, 1969— District II— at Presbytery's Office 

June 5, 1969— District III— at Hawfield's Church, Mebane, N. C. 

October 2, 1969— District II— at First Church, Sanford 



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You will be notified previous to each meeting indicating time for books 
to be delivered for examination. Again, we remind you that the Session 
is not required to fill out any form preparatory to the examination. 

From this first session of examination a number of things emerged 
wherein your Committee hopes to be of assistance. There was gen- 
erally no uniformity in the manner of keeping the minutes nor of 
setting up actions taken for easy reference. There are no requirements 
to be met here, but perhaps some guides may be offered. It seems wise 
to meet with the Clerks of Session if possible once a year to review 
the whole matter of record keeping. 

We have discovered from this examination that some of the minutes 
are incomplete and that some sessions have failed either to transact 
certain business or to record it in the minutes if such did take place. 
We have therefore noted exceptions on many of these records. 
The exceptions noted are: 

1. Minutes do not indicate selection of representatives to Presbytery 
and /or Synod, and of their reporting to Session. 

2. Minutes do not record Annual Statistical Report in the minutes or 
indicate how this information was made available to the congre- 
gation. 

3. Minutes do not indicate a semi-annual examination and review of 
records of the Board of Deacons. 

4. Minutes do not reveal examination, ordination and installation of 
officers. 

5. Minutes do not indicate the moderator of the meeting. 

6. Minutes show some irregularity in reading and approving minutes. 

7. Actions of congregational meetings extend past the called purpose, 
or the call was not clearly stated, or a called meeting was not held. 

8. Minutes do not indicate annual review of church rolls. 

We find one Session to have taken an action out of accord with the 
Constitution (i.e. When a church is incorporated, "the officers of the 
corporation . . . shall be elected from among the members of the 
corporation in a regularly constituted congregational meeting" BCO 6-2) 
namely, officers of the incorporated church were elected by the Session. 
Also, the election of officers at a congregational meeting was not in 
accord with the majority vote rule (BCO 29-1.6) 

It was further discovered that one church did not determine the num- 
ber of officers to be elected prior to a congregational meeting. Another 
church elected, ordained and installed its officers prior to examination 
by the Session. The records of the Riverview Church were not received. 
We therefore recommend: 

A. That the Session Records of First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, 
be approved without exception. 

B. That the Sessional Records of the following church be approved 
with exceptions as noted. 

El Bethel (3, 4) 

Madison (3, ord. & install prior to examination) 
Joyce (1, 2, 6) 
Smyrna (3, 6) 
Red House (3, 6) 
Griers (1,2, 3, 5,6) 



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Pleasant Grove (1, 3, 6) 

First Leaksville (2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and minutes not always legible) 
Wentworth (1, 2, 3) 

Yanceyville (8, no 3rd quarter Session meeting) 
Speedwell (1, 5, 6) 
Bethesda (3) 

Milton (1, 2, 3, 8 and number of Deacons to be elected not determined 
in advance) 

Stoneville (2, 6) Statistical Report should be recorded. 

C. That the Sessional Records of Greenwood Presbyterian Church be 
disapproved for the following reasons: 

— Session elected officers of incorporated church, 
— Election of officers not in accordance with the majority vote 
requirement 

— That the Sessional Records of Oakview Presbyterian Church be 
disapproved because the session elected Trustees. 

It is further recommended that these actions be corrected by subsequent 
action of the responsible body in order that Presbytery approval may 
be secured. 

COMMITTEE EXAMINATION OF SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Name of Church 

I. Preservation of Records 

Does name of the church appear clearly on outside of Record 

Cover? ( ) 

Are the minutes legible and sufficiently explicit? ( ) 

Are rolls maintained in accordance with BCO 8-7, 8; 15-8? ( ) 

Are minutes carefully preserved? (BCO 13-5) ( ) 

Were records submitted prior to April 1? (BCO 15-7) ( ) 

Were copies of minutes at congregational meetings entered in 

the Minute Book of the Session? (BCO 5-5) ( ) 

II. Proper Conduct of Meetings 

Were stated meetings held at least quarterly? (BCO 13-5) ....( ) 

Was a quorum present at each meeting? (BCO 15-2) ( ) 

Were the meetings moderated in accordance with BCO 15-1, 3, 4? ( ) 

Were the names of those present, including moderator, recorded? ( ) 

Were meetings ordinarily opened and closed with prayer? 

(BCO 13-6) ( ) 

Were the minutes of each meeting read and approved? ( ) 

Were time and place of meetings recorded? ( ) 

Were congregational meetings properly called, conducted 

and recorded according to BCO 5, 26, 29.1? ( ) 

III. Completeness of Records 
Do minutes indicate selection of representatives to Presbytery 

and Synod, and of their reporting to Session? (BCO 15-6) (15) ( ) 

Do minutes indicate date Annual Statistical Report was 

recorded in minutes of Session, and how made 

available to congregation? ( ) 

Do minutes indicate dates of semi-annual examination and 
review of records of Board of Deacons? 

(BCO 12-4, 12-6) (8) ( ) 

Do minutes reveal examination, ordinations and installation 

of officers? (BCO 29-2, 3) ( ) 

IV. Compliance with the Constitution 
Does record reveal any action out of accord with the 

Constitution of the Church? ( ) 

If so, indicate the nature of the action, and the section of 

the Constitution which was violated 



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Report of Examiner: 

For approval 

For approval with exceptions 

Disapproval for following 

reasons: 

Inadequate preservation 

of record 

Improper conduct of meet- 
ings 

Incomplete record 

Violation of Constitution 



Recommendation of Committee: 

For approval 

For approval with exceptions 

Disapproved — with following 

recommendations: 



Date Examiner Date Chairman 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. There 
being no further business, Presbjrfcery voted to adjourn, v^ith 
the closing prayer being offered by the Moderator. The Four 
Hundred Fourteenth Stated Meeting of Orange Presbjrtery 
v^ill be held at Graham Presbyterian Church on April 24, 
1969, beginning at 9:00 A.M. 

Tom B. Anderson, Moderator 
Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 

****** 

GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HISTORY 

The initial movement toward establishing a church in southwest Greens- 
boro was a Sunday School w^hich met on Gregory Street. In response to 
this effort, the Presbyterian ministers of the city appointed a committee 
to consider the organization of a church in Glenwood. 
In the summer of 1914, the outgrown building of the Church of the 
Covenant was donated to the project with the financial cooperation of 
the First and Westminster Churches. 

Glenwood Presbyterian Church was organized by a commission of Orange 
Presbytery on September 26, 1916 with 74 charter members. 
By 1943 the membership had grown to 200, a manse was being pur- 
chased, and extensive renovation to the church building was under way. 
Then tragedy struck in the form of a fire which severely damaged the 
church building. The building was rebuilt with brick veneering, refur- 
nished, and dedicated debt-free in 1944, thanks to the generosity of many 
Presbyterians in Greensboro. 

In the years since World War II, the southwest section of Greensboro 
has steadily increased in population. Members of the Glenwood Church 
were instrumental in the organization of both the Sedgefield and Van- 
dalia Churches. The St. Paul Church, began as a Sunday School in 1957, 
is a daughter of Glenwood. 

With the direction and help of Dr. R. H. Stone, then Executive Secretary 
of Orange Presbytery, the present Education Building was completed in 
November of 1960. 

True to her beginnings as a Sunday School, the Glenwood Church has 
always emphasized Christian Education, with particular attention to 
young people. 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED FOURTEENTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

GRAHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Graham, North Carolina 
April 24, 1969 

The Four Hundred Fourteenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by Moderator, Rev. Tom B. 
Anderson, at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 24, 1969 in the 
Graham Presbyterian Church, Graham, North Carolina. The 
Moderator opened the meeting with prayer. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 



MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Davis Collins Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins Burlington First 

James H. Allen (UNCG Campus 

Ministry) 

W. Kirk Allen Charles W. Perry High Point First 

Tom B. Anderson Robert D. White Burlington First 

Thomas D. Cooper, Jr. . . Burlington First 

Vance Barron Elisha P. Douglass University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe James F. Kirkpatrick ... Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr Clyde Barksdale Dogwood Acres 

M. Leon Cranford Whispering Pines 

Coy Bovender Robert B. Gentry Faith 

Ben F. Brown Steve A. White Mebane 

P. B. Burleigh C. E. Murphy Griers 

A. Thurman Cook Pleasant Grove 

Clifford D. Caldwell High Point First 

Donald A. Campbell Ralph Webster Hawfields 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. . Orange Presbytery 

Robert R. Childs, Jr. ...W. H. Ingle Siler City 

Charles W. Coats Hunter Oakley Speedwell 

L. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Marion H. Currie Jack E. Foster Fellowship 

M. Marion Dick (Honorably Retired) 

Frank A. Davison Earl V. Denny East Burlington 

John L. Davis Max Abernathy Vandalia 

William A. Dysard, Jr. . . J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

John Eliason Lewis Thompson Piedmont 

L. T. Edgerton (Honorably Retired) 

Galen Elliott Wilbur Lloyd Bethlehem 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Joseph W. Flora Greensboro First 

Milton M. Foust (Church Extension) 

Joseph M. Garrison J. P. Carlisle Church of the Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman Ralph C. Davis Sedgefield 

T. A. Guiton Walter L. Scoggins St. Andrews 



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Fred Horton (Student) 

Edsel M. Huffstetler Duncan McGirt Buffalo (G) 

C. W. Kimbrough Jewell Gunter Pocket 

Wilkes Macauley Donald R. Chisholm Asheboro First 

William E. Massey, Jr. . . Greensboro First 

Carl May Starmount 

W. Lowry McBath Charlie G. Wade Alamance 

Angus McGregor William E. Deane Madison 

Allen C. McSween James B. Wolfe, Jr Starmount 

James F. Miller George Denny Church of the Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer Church of the Covenant 

Marion J. Murray (Honorably Retired) 

Willard W. Olney Edwin P. Barnes Hillsborough 

T. Henry Patterson (Honorably Retired) 

W. T. Perkins P. L. Clark Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters Thomas E. Boney Graham 

H. Middleton Raynal .... Noah Manning Morningside 

Paul G. Settle Walter W. Martin Northside 

M. Buie Seawell Robert D. Phillips Reconciliation 

Sam C. Smith Jake Balsley Reidsville First 

R. H. Stone (Honorably Retired) 

James S. R. Tippens .... (Camp New Hope) 

William D. Varker L. W. Cleveland Westminster 

James J. Watkins Roger N. McClay Randolph 

Roy E. Watts (Honorably Retired) 

Worth N. Watts Trinity 

Charles C. West Paul B. Jones Greenwood 

Norman M. Whitney .... Lexie N. Glenn Bethany 

Ben F. Williams (Elon College Prof.) 

John A. Womeldorf James Y. Blackwell, Jr. . Bethesda 

Clyde Wray, Jr Henry M. Shelton Riverview 

Paul R. Evans, Sr El Bethel 

Willis H. Owens Buffalo (L) 

Mrs. Ruby S. Caldwell . . Crestwood 

Joseph A. Tate Cross Roads 

G. T. Sykes Eden First 

Robert W. Isley Eno 

James M. Campbell Euphronia 

Charles G. Waddell, Jr. .Fairfield 

John G. Hutchens Forest Hills 

J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

John J. Mclver Greensboro First 

J. M. McKinney Glenwood 

Harvey Clark Joyce 

J. Edmund Latta Little River 

Ben P. Miles Milton 

John Ball St. Paul 

James W. King Sanf ord First 

Lyman Moran Shiloh 

V. M. Baldwin Westview 

William M. Spivey White Hill 

Robert W. Wilson Yanceyville 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDERS PRESENT 

The following churches showed no Ruling Elder present 
according to the official registration cards: Brentwood, 
Broadway, Cumnock, Farmville, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, 
Hope View, Memorial, New Hope, Pittsboro, Red House, 
Redeemer, Salem, Smyrna, Stoneville, Stony Creek, Trinity, 
Wayside, Went worth. 



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ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. Norman Whitney, Pastor of Bethany Presbyterian 
Church, Graham, North Carolina, Moderator in Nomination, 
was elected Moderator by acclamation. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. W. W. Olney of the Hillsborough Church and Rev. Wil- 
liam Dysard of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches were elected temporary clerks by acclamation. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder Thomas E. Boney of the Graham Presbyterian 
Church warmly welcomed Presbytery to Graham. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman, gave the report of the 
Committee on Worship and Work. It was noted that there 
was an ''order of the day" for the Christian Higher Education 
Committee Report, the Christian Education Committee Re- 
port, and the Annuities and Relief Committee Report. The 
docket was adopted as follows along with the addition of the 
Examinations Committee Report following the Report of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, a report from the 
Salaries Committee immediately before lunch instead of in 
the afternoon and the Candidate portion of the Christian 
Higher Education Committee Report immediately following 
the afternoon recess. 

PROPOSED DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED FOURTEENTH STATED MEETING 

GRAHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GRAHAM, N. C. 
April 24, 1969 — 9:00 A. M. 

Call to Order and Prayer: Dr. Tom B. Anderson 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. Norman Whitney, Moderator in 
Nomination, Bethany Presbyterian 
Church, Graham, North Carolina 
Election of Temporary Clerks : Rev. W. W. Olney, Hillsborough 

Rev. William Dysard, Pittsboro 
Mt. Vernon Springs 

Address of Welcome 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Rev. Joseph 

Garrison 

Nomination of Next Moderator 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
Communion Meditation: Dr. Tom B. Anderson 
The Lord's Supper 
Recess Period 
Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 
Bills and Overtures 



9:00 A.M. 



9:45 A.M. 



10:15 A.M. 
10:30 A.M. 



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Resolutions 

Commission the Minister and His Work: Rev. W. D. Varker, 

Chairman 

Rev. C. W. Kimbrough, Fayetteville Presbytery 
Rev. Robert R. Childs, Jr., Wilmington Presbytery 
Examination Committee: Dr. Vance Barron, Chm. 
Christian Higher Education Committee: Rev. Buie Seawell 
Address: Dr. Samuel Spencer, President 
Davidson College 
Christian Education Committee: Rev. Wilkes Macaulay, Chm. 
Sub-Committee on Camps and Conferences: Rev. Lowry 

McBath 

Sessional Records Committee Report: Rev. Lewis Bledsoe 
Salaries Committee: Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chm. 
Recess for lunch 
Reconvene 

Report of Annuities and Relief Committee: Rev. Charles Coats 

Chairman 

Address: Dr. Harold Dudley, General Secretary 
Synod of North Carolina 
Council of Orange Presbytery: Mr. Paul G. Boone, Chm. 

Audit and Budget Committee 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee: Rev. Lee Adkins, Chm. 
REPORT OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
Church Extension Committee: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Chm. 
Nominations Committee: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chm. 
World Missions Committee: Rev. Samuel Smith, Chm. 
Recess 
Reconvene 

Candidates Examination, Committee on Christian Higher Edu- 
cation: Rev. Buie Seawell, Chm. 
Insurance Committee: Ruling Elder Thomas Jones, Chm. 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder Charles T. Boyd 
Trustees of Glade Valley 

Special Study Committee: Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick 

Report on RCA-PCUS Union 
Resolutions Committee 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 

Adjournment: Time and place of next meeting: Piedmont 
Presbyterian Church, Burington, N. C. June 
26, 1969 at 9:00 a.m. 

NOMINATSON OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. William W. Peters, Pastor of Graham Presbyterian 
Church, Graham, was elected Moderator in Nomination for 
the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. C. W. Kimbrough of Fayetteville Presbytery and min- 
ister-elect of Pocket Presbyterian Church, Sanford, and Rev. 
Robert R. Childs, Jr., of Wilmington Presbytery, and minister- 
elect of Siler City Presbyterian Church, Siler City, v^ere in- 
troduced. Rev. John K. Fleming (Retired) of Granville 
Presbytery was introduced to Presbytery. Rev. L. T. Edgerton 
of Concord Presbytery (Retired) was introduced and invited 
to sit as a visiting brother. Dr. Samuel Spencer, President 



11:00 A.M. 
11:30 A.M. 

12:15 P.M. 

12:30 P.M. 
1:30 P.M. 



2:45 P.M. 
3:00 P.M. 



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of Davidson College, was introduced to the court. Mr. Rodney- 
King and Mr. Norman Evans, members of Northside Presby- 
terian Church, v^ere introduced and it was noted that they 
are to be examined and enrolled as Candidates under the care 
of Orange Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF RULING ELDERS 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were 
introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following ministers were excused from attending this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Richard S. Watt Cecil Callis Charles Carter 

Sam R. Hope Roy Patteson Manford Saunders 

John A. Redhead William Currie William J. Wrenn 

A. V. Ray John Stephenson James E. Wood 

Don Carson Harry E. Smith John H. Leith 

J. R. Woods Donald E. Trent William Chappel 

Elinos Whitlock Jerry McCann James Miller 

Robert S. Ledbetter Allen McSween, Jr. (afternoon) 
John Whitley C. D. Caldwell 

(afternoon) 

2. Certificates of Dismission of a Minister for Rev. C. W. 
Kimbrough from Fayetteville Presbytery and for Rev. 
Robert R. Childs, Jr., from Wilmington Presbytery were 
received and they were invited to sit as visiting brethren 
prior to their examination for reception into Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

3. Certificates of Reception for Rev. Charles B. Yeargan 
from Albemarle Presbytery and for Rev. Harry Barnett 
from Kanawha Presbytery were admitted to record. 

4. Through its Bi-Centennial Celebration Committee Orange 
Presbytery commended to the Synod of North Carolina 
through its Stated Clerk, Dr. Harold Dudley, the actions 
of the sessions of Hawfields Presbyterian Church and the 
First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, in requesting that 
they be hosts to the One Hundred Fifty Seventh Annual 
Sessions of the Synod of North Carolina on June 2, 3, 
1970, thus making it possible for recognition to be given 
to Orange Presbytery during the celebration of its Two 
Hundredth anniversary. 

5. Rev. Lewis Bledsoe was elected Permanent Clerk for the 
day and he was commended for his willingness to serve 
in this capacity. 

6. The death of Rev. J. M. Millard, retired Pastor of Ala- 
mance Presbyterian Church, on April 19, 1969, was an- 
nounced with regret. 



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7. The Minutes of Installation Commissions for Rev. W. W. 
Olney, III, Rev. Paul G. Settle, Rev. Edsel M. Huffstetler, 
and Rev. John E. Eliason were admitted to record as 
follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REV. W. W. OLNEY, III 

The Commission to install the Reverend W. W. Olney, III convened at 
the Hillsborough Church, Hillsborough, N. C. at 10:45 A.M. Sunday, 
February 2, 1969. The meeting was convened by the Reverend S. R. 
Tippens who led in prayer. The following members present: Lee W. 
Adkins, James S. R. Tippens, W. Kirk Allen, Kay Misenheimer, Elder 
L. E. Beard, Elder E. E. Patterson, Elder Harold M. Bailey. 
By Motion, the Reverend James S. R. Tippens was elected Moderator. 
Lee Adkins was elected as secretary. 

The service of installation was conducted as a worship service at 11:00 
A.M. in the Sanctuary of the Church. 

The Order of Service was led by the Reverend James S. R. Tippens who 
propounded the questions to the Pastor and to the Congregation. The 
sermon was preached by Dr. W. Kirk Allen entitled "God's Colony In 
Man's World", on the text Philippians 3:20. The Pastor was charged by 
the Reverend Kay Misenheimer, the Congregation by the Reverend Lee 
Adkins. Prayer was offered by Elder E. E. Patterson. After the bene- 
diction, the Congregation and the Commission offered to the Pastor the 
right hand of fellowship. Following the conclusion of the worship 
service the minutes were reviewed and adopted by motion and the Com- 
mission was dismissed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lee W. Adkins, Secretary 
James S. R. Tippens, Moderator 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REVEREND PAUL G. SETTLE 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the manse, March 2, 7 :00 P.M. and was convened with prayer 
by Rev. Marion Dick. Members present: MINISTERS: Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., Rev. Manford Saunders, Rev. Marion Dick and ELDERS: 
John C. Barnwell, Roland Parton, B. H. Wolfe, Robert Littlejohn. A 
quorum was present. Elder B. H. Wolfe was elected Clerk. Rev. C. 
Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. G. Aiken 
Taylor, members of Asheville Presbytery was invited by Orange Pres- 
bytery to preach the sermon for this occasion. The Sermon was "The 
Pattern of Service." The Scripture was Luke 10:1-12. Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Paul G. Settle was Installed 
as Pastor of the Northside Presbyterian Church according to Para- 
graph 27-6, 7, Book of Church Order. Rev. F. Marion Dick delivered 
the Charge to the Minister and Rev. Manford H. Saunders to the Con- 
gregation. The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced 
by the newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation 
adjourned to the Fellowship Hall and gave him ''their right hand in 
token of their cordial reception and affectionate regard." 
The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
B. H. Wolfe, Clerk 

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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. EDSEL M. HUFFSTETLER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. February 23, 
1969'^' 7:00 P.M. and was convened with prayer by Elder Glenn H. 
Campbell. Members present: MINISTERS: Revs. C. L. Cheshire, Jr., 
C. N. Morrison, Marion H. Currie and ELDERS: Glenn H. Campbell, 
Charles T. McNary, Charles E. Kerchner. A Quorum was present. 
Elder Charles E. Kerchner was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr., Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Marion H. Currie preached 
the Sermon. Text: Acts 4:5-20, Sermon 'The Church Victorious". Rev. 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Con- 
gregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Edsel M. 
Huffstetler was Installed as Pastor of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, according to Paragraph 27-6, 7 Book of Church 
Order. Rev. C. N. Morrison delivered the charge to the Minister and 
Elder Glenn H. Campbell to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard."*''' 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Charles E. Kerchner. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Charles E. Kerchner, Clerk 

*Postponed from Feb. 16, 1969 due to snow and hazardous driving 
conditions. 

**During a reception, following the service, in the Fellowship Hall to 
which all were invited. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN EVERETT ELIASON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Piedmont Church October 27, 1968 and was convened with 
prayer by . Members present: MINIS- 

TERS: Revs. C. L. Cheshire, Jerry McCann, Lee Adkins and Frank 
Davison and ELDERS: John C. Barnwell, John Lee, John A. Bulla. A 
Quorum was present. Elder John A. Bulla was elected Clerk. Rev. C. 
Linwood Cheshire Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Jerry McCann 
preached the Sermon. Text: Micah 6:6-8. Sermon: The Lords Require- 
ments. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the 
Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. John E. 
Eliason was installed as Pastor of the Piedmont Church according to 
Paragraph 27-6, 7 Book of Church Order. Rev. Lee Adkins delivered 
the charge to the Minister and Elder John C. Barnwell to the congre- 
gation. Ruling Elder Everett J. Eliason, father of the Pastor, was 
asked to sit with the commission. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation were 
invited to the reception for the Pastor and his family in the Fellow- 
ship Hall to extend to him the right hand of Fellowship. 
The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Lee Adkins. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Moderator 
Mr. John A. Bulla, Clerk 



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WORSHIP 

Dr. Tom B. Anderson, retiring moderator, led the Presbytery 
in worship and after the singing of the hymn, "Blessing and 
Honor and Glory and Power", he delivered the communion 
meditation using as his Scripture: Philippians 2:1-16. Follow- 
ing the sermon Rev. John Eliason and Rev. William W. Peters 
conducted the service of Holy Communion. The elements were 
served by the Ruling Elders of the Graham Presbyterian 
Church. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 10:25 A.M. and reconvened at 10:45 
A.M. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures Resolutions 

Dr. Tom B. Anderson, Chairman Rev. Paul G. Settle, Chm. 

Rev. Earl Adkins Rev. Angus W. McGregor 

Ruling Elder E. P. Douglass Ruling Elder L. N. Glenn 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by Rev. William D. Varker, Chair- 
man. The report with its recommendations was adopted as 
follows : 

I. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission re- 
viev^red the following calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The Congregation of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church, 
High Point, N. C. has called The Reverend H. Dewey Her- 
ring as pastor. 

Terms of Call are: 

A. $7,500 Annual Salary 

B. $1,000 Annual Car Allowance 

C. Free use of the manse 

D. 10% of the salary basis into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

E. Provide manse utilities 

F. (*) 

2. The Congregation of the Pocket Presbyterian Church, San- 
ford, N. C. has called The Reverend Clement William Kim- 
brough, Sr. as pastor. Terms of Call are: 

A. $5,600 Annual Salary 

B. $900 Annual Car Allowance 

C. Free use of the manse 

D. 10% of the salary basis into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

E. Provide manse utilities 
F. (*) 

3. The Congregation of the Siler City Presbyterian Church, 
Siler City, N. C. has called The Reverend Robert R. Childs, 
Jr. as pastor. Terms of the Call are: 



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A. $5,900 Annual Salary 

B. $900 Annual Car Allowance 

C. Free use of the manse 

D. 10% of the salary basis into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

E. (*) ^ 

4. The Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery has 
called The Reverend Angus W. McGregor to develop a new 
church in Southeast Guilford County. The terms of Call are: 

A. $7,500 Annual Salary 

B. $1,000 Annual Car Allowance 

C. To provide a manse or $2,500 allowance in lieu of manse 

D. 10% of the salary basis into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

E. (*) (Church Extension Committee review annually 
terms of Call) 

5. In accordance with the practice of appointing an Ordained 
Minister of the Presbytery Moderator of the Session of 
churches without a pastor, your Commission appointed The 
Reverend William T. Perkins as moderator of the Session of 
Buffalo (L) Church. 

* NOTE: This indicates that in each Call there is also stated: 

1. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the minister 
and his family 

2. One month's vacation 

3. Moving expenses 

4. Continue to comply with Presbytery's minimum standards 

5. Review annually in the Session the terms of the Call 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Call of the Crestwood Church to The Reverend H. 
Dewey Herring be approved and that he be granted per- 
mission to move onto the field prior to his examination by 
Presbytery at the June meeting. 

2. That the Call of the Pocket Church to The Reverend Clement 
W. Kimbrough, Sr. be approved and the Call placed in his 
hands, pending his examination. 

3. That the Call of the Siler City Church to the Reverend 
Robert R. Childs be approved and the Call be placed in his 
hands, pending his examination. 

4. That Commissions be appointed to install Rev. Kimbrough 
and Rev. Childs as follows: 

a. C. W. Kimbrough as Pastor of the Pocket Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford, on May 4, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. 
Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — to preside and propound 

the questions 

Rev. James MacKenzie (Fayetteville Presbytery) — 

to preach the sermon 
Rev. Earl Adkins — to charge the pastor 
Ruling Elder W. W. Seymore — to charge the congrega- 
tion 

Rev. W. T. Perkins 
Rev. T. A. Guiton 

Ruling Elder Will Tillman — to offer the prayer 
Ruling Elder Gilbert Mathews 



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Ruling Elder Bill Holt 
Ruling Elder Frank Gilliam 

b. Robert R. Childs, Jr. as Pastor of the Siler City Pres- 
byterian Church, Siler City, on April 27, 1969, at 
4:30 P.M. 

Rev. W. D. Varker — to preside and propound the ques- 
tions 

Rev. William Link, Wilmington Presbytery — 

to preach the sermon 
Ruling Elder C. A. Sparks — to charge the minister 
Rev. W. T. Perkins — to charge the congregation 
Rev. W. A. Dysard — to read New Testament Lesson 
Ruling Elder J. R. Martin — to read Old Testament 

Lesson 

Ruling Elder Stanley E. Combs — to offer Installation 
' Prayer 

Rev. John E. Eliason — to offer Closing Prayer 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Dr. Vance Barron presented for examination Rev. C. W. Kim- 
brough and Rev. Robert R. Childs, Jr. They were examined 
on their Christian Experience by the Moderator; on their 
viev^s in Church Government by Rev. Middleton Raynal; on 
their views in the Sacraments by Rev. Allen McSween ; on their 
views in Theology by Rev. James Allen. The examination was 
sustained as satisfactory in its several parts and as a whole. 
A motion was adopted that pending the signing of the Book 
of Ministerial Obligations Rev. C. W. Kimbrough and Rev. 
Robert R. Childs, Jr., be received as Ministers of Orange Pres- 
bytery. They accepted their calls from the Moderator, signed 
the Book of Ministerial Obligations, and were enrolled as 
members of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by Rev. M. Buie Seawell, Chairman. 
He noted the report from Glade Valley School to Presbytery 
which was received as information. Dr. Robert Phillips, a 
member of the committee, was introduced and in turn pre- 
sented Dr. Samuel Spencer, President of Davidson College. 
Dr. Spencer gave a helpful report regarding the new "Blue 
Sky" curriculum and the new Code of Conduct recently 
adopted by the College. The Committee's report was to be 
completed following the afternoon recess. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by Rev. Wilkes Macauley, Chair- 
man. He presented Rev. Lowry McBath, Chairman of the 
sub-committee on Camps and Conferences, who spoke con- 
cerning the summer program and the urgent needs of Camp 
New Hope. Rev. James S. R. Tippens, Camp Director, was 
presented for commentary on the Camp film to be shown. The 
report was adopted as follows: 



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OVERALL FINANCIAL PICTURE 

In view of the fact that $78,000 is expected in income to meet 
our revised budget of $86,130, your Committee has taken the follow- 
ing steps in an effort to live within this budget. 

(1) The Camp and Conference Committee has deleted from its 
budget certain repair and maintenance items which it sincerely 
hopes local groups may decide to undertake as projects. These 
are listed in this report. 

(2) The Camp and Conference Committee is making a special 
effort to 

(a) Enlist additional campers 

(b) Rent the camp to Mecklenburg Presbytery and other 
church groups 

(c) Delay to future years all items of maintenance which 
can possibly be delayed without doing grave damage 
to the camping program 

(3) The Christian Education Committee now is considering the 
matter of charging user fees to church groups. A recommen- 
dation in this regard will be made to Presbytery at the June 
meeting 

ITEMS OF INFORMATION 

Your Committee held its quarterly meeting at the Starmount Pres- 
byterian Church on March 27. Sub-committee actions were reported 
and adopted. The following information taken from these reports is 
brought to the special attention of Presbytery: 

Camp and Conference 

Summer camp schedules and registration materials have been sent 
to the churches of Presbytery and Camp New Hope is being put 
in readiness for the 1969 camping season. The Sub-committee has 
inspected the facilities at the camp and would like to suggest the 
following work projects for local churches or groups who may be 
interested in such a service opportunity: 

I. Suggested Repairs 

A. For several buildings — roofing of manager's home, retreat 
center, and pavilions 

B. For the Retreat Center — repair kitchen ceiling, cover kitchen 
floor, rework doors, refinish bathrooms, seal back room, 
new kitchen stove (6 eye (burner) commercial in good 
condition), secure various kitchen utensils, repair and re- 
place screens as necessary 

C. Floor covering 

D. For the lodge — point up chimney, fix chimney leak, repair 
ceiling of porch, refinish floor 

II. Suggested Donations 

A. One canoe ($200), Six 2-man tents, 18 life preservers at 
$6.00 each, styrofoam chests, one canoe trailer ($500) 

Our Leadership Sub-committee reports that all unit directors have 
been enlisted except for the clean-up camp, August 11-15. Both men 
and women volunteer counselors are needed in all weeks of camp. 
Anyone interested and available for work in the camps should con- 
tact The Reverend C. D. Caldwell, First Presbyterian Church, High 
Point. 



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Youth Work 

Five girls and five boys from Orange Presbytery attended the High 
School Weekend at Richmond, April 11-13. Plans are going forward 
for the Senior High Conference and the firm dates of this confer- 
ence will be announced at Presbytery. 

RECOMENDATIONS 

1) That the ministers and sessions of local churches keep the 

following dates before their congregations and encourage par- 
ticipation on the part of local leaders and members in these 
training and enrichment opportunities. 

April 18-20 Senior High Rally Theme (I Witness) 

(For all senior high youth grades 9-12) 
First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 

May 4 Special Studies Workshop for Vacation 

Church School Teachers, First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, 2:30-5:30 p.m. 

April 25-27 Rock Eagle World Mission Conference at 

Conference Grounds, Eatonton, Georgia 

June 20-22 Church School Administration Conference, 

Montreat, N. C. (for Church School Superin- 
tendents, Division Chairmen and strengthen- 
ing of the church chairman) 

June 27-July 3 Covenant Life Conference, Montreat, N. C. 

(for church school teachers and officers) 

August 8-13 National Ministries-Christian Education Con- 
ference, Montreat, N. C. 

September 7-9 Greensboro Area Leadership School, Presby- 
terian Church of the Cross (for church school 
teachers and officers) 

2) That churches be requested to pay 1/2 of the total fee for 
each of the senior high students attending the 1969 Senior 
High Conference (dates to be announced at Presbytery) 

3) That Orange Presbytery view a film depicting our camp and 
conference opportunities at Camp New Hope (special order 
11:30 a.m.) 

4) That interested churches request the services of trained pres- 
bytery consultants in children's work, youth work and adult 
work who are qualified to help the local church evaluate its 
work and project plans for improvement and growth. Contact 
the area DCE, Miss Sara McNeill, Box 10162, Greensboro, N. C, 
27404, telephone 299-8133. 

5) That interested churches of the Presbytery take advantage of 
the offer of the Home and Family Sub-committee to provide 
training for ministers and laymen desiring assistance in this 
area. (The committee will conduct a workshop for two or three 
churches or it will send a representative to work in the local 
church). 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by Rev. Lewis W. Bledsoe, Chair- 
man, and was adopted as follows: 

The Sessional Records Committee met on April 10, 1969 in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro for the examination of Records of 



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the churches in District II. This procedure of thoroughly examining 
the minutes is time consuming but the committee is finding this a 
very meaningful experience. From our examinations thus far we are 
impressed and encouraged by the spendid manner in which the Clerks 
of Sessions go about their tasks. It is quite evident that there are 
many conscientious and capable Clerks. We commend such proce- 
dures as: the indexing of minutes with reference to actions taken; 
the special notation of births, deaths, marriages and baptisms; and 
the annual noting in the Minutes the membership transactions of 
the year. This enhances the helpfulness of the minutes in easy access 
to significant information. 

The Committee was pleased to note that eight churches have Records 
for which we recommend approval without exception. Fifteen churches 
from District II and one church from District I are being recom- 
mended for approval with exceptions. The exceptions have been 
noted on the forms returned to the churches. Many of the excep- 
tions of District II were the same as District I, as might be expected. 
We did, however, discover in more than one set of Minutes failure 
of the Sessions to be convened in the presence of the congregation 
for the ordination and installation of Ruling Elders and Deacons, 
or this matter was treated informally in the minutes. Two churches 
recorded actions by a joint meeting of officers, but it was noted 
that these actions were ratified by subsequent meetings of the 
individual bodies so only exceptions were noted. The minutes of 
Hope View, Faith, Springwood and Glenwood were not submitted by 
the time of the Committees' meeting. 

The Minister and Clerk of Session of Greenwood Church have met 
with the Chairman of the Sessional Records Committee and that 
church has moved to correct the actions which caused a recommenda- 
tion of disapproval. We are prepared to recommend approval of 
their minutes. 

r 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be approved 
without exception: Buffalo, Church of the Redeemer, Crestwood, 
Dogwood Acres, Fellowship, High Point First, Sedgefield and 
Westminster. 

2. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be approved 
with exceptions: Alamance, Asheboro First, Bethel, Brentwood, 
Church of the Covenant, Church of the Cross, Forest Hills, 
Greensboro First, Guilford Park, Memorial, Randolph, Riverview, 
St. Paul, Starmount, Vandalia, Whispering Pines, Greenwood, 
Faith and Hope View. 

3. That Orange Presbytery instruct the churches of District III to 
present their Sessional Records for examination on or before 
June 5, 1969 at Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North 
Carolina. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTER'S SALARIES 

The report was presented by Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chairman, 
who noted the disability insurance program for ministers 
being offered by Pilot Life Insurance Company through 
churches and on a voluntary basis. The report was received 
as information. 



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RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 :30 P.M. with the Prayer 
of Thanks offered by the Moderator. Presbytery reconvened 
at 1:35 P.M. Rev. Grady Davison and Rev. Doan Stott, re- 
tired Methodist ministers, were introduced as visitors. 

REQUEST 

Rev. Charles Coats requested Presbytery to dissolve the pas- 
toral relationship between himself and the Speedwell Presby- 
terian Church in order that he may accept the call of the 
McQuay Memorial Presbyterian Church in Mecklenburg 
Presbytery, effective April 30, 1969. A Ruling Elder from the 
church related that the congregation had concurred in this 
request with regret. Expressions of appreciation for his 
ministry among us were offered. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

The report was presented by Rev. Charles Coats, Chairman. 
The report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

A. That Presbytery commend our retired ministers for their con- 
tinued labors in supplying congregations for ministers on vaca- 
tion and especially for proclaiming the word where there are 
vacant pulpits. 

B. That the 1969 "Joy Gift Offering" be given its property emphasis 
in order that this supplemental offering may not only contribute 
substantially to the income of "those who need it greatly," but 
also may exhibit our love in a tangible manner. 

C. That, as a part of this report, Presbytery hear Dr. Harold J. 
Dudley, Stated Clerk of the Synod of North Carolina, relative 
to the establishment of a Synod Foundation Facility not only for 
Synod's agencies and institutions, but also for supplementary 
income for our retired ministers and widows. 

D. That Dr. Joseph M. Garrison be honorably retired as Pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, effective August 31, 
1969. Numerous expressions of gratitude and commendation for 
his ministry and regret over the coming of his retirement were 
offered. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by Ruling Elder Paul G. Boone, 
Chairman. Mr. Boone called attention to the report of the 
Audit and Budget Committee, which was received as in- 
formation. Mr. Thomas Jones, Chairman of the Insurance 
Committee, was presented to Presbjrtery to encourage churches 
to examine their insurance coverage at least annually. Mr. 
Jones' report was received as information. The Council report 
was adopted as follows: 



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For information: 

1. Council has appointed the following persons to compose the 
Presbytery Restudy Committee: Mr. Tom Whitley, Chairman, 
Mr. Bill Vincent, Mr. H. G. MacLean, Rev. Joe Flora, and 
Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick. 

2. Council has appointed the following persons to compose the 
Bicentennial Observance Committee: Rev. Donald Campbell, 
Chairman, Dr. Tom Anderson, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
Rev. Norman Whitney, Rev. Jack Davis, Rev. R. H. Stone, Mr. 
Paul Boone and Rev. Harold Dudley will serve as ex-officio. 

3. Council has endorsed the proposal of the Salaries Committee 
encouraging churches on a voluntary basis, to undertake dis- 
ability insurance for their minister through the plan which 
the Committee is offering. 

4. Council has elected Mr. R. E. Kizer, Ruling Elder of the First 
Church, Asheboro, as new chairman of the Audit and Budget 
Committee. 

5. Council has noted that the receipts to the Benevolence Budget 
for the first quarter of 1969 were $6,616.42 below the accepted 
budget for this period. Churches are urged to remit 1/12 
monthly. 

6. Council has spent considerable time attempting to solve the 
problem of the deficiency of commitments from the churches 
to the 1969 Presbytery Budget. Some additional commitments 
have been made but the situation is still acute. The Christian 
Education and Church Extension Committees are still in a 
delimma about their program for this year. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

" Orange Presbytery will hold its Bicentennial Observance in the year 
1970 and as part of these activities, the Council proposes the fol- 
lowing recommendation: 

1. That Orange Presbytery requests the Synod of North Carolina 
to hold its Stated Meeting of 1970 within the bounds of Orange 
Presbytery. First Presbyterian Church of Burlington and the 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church of Mebane serving as host. 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report was presented by Rev. Lee Adkins, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommendations 
were adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Sessions and Diaconates of local churches consider in- 
viting a visiting team for the stewardship and Promotion Com- 
mittee to interpret the Presbytery's Benevolence Budget. 

2. That each church be urged to select and appoint the Steward- 
ship Canvass Director (Every Member Canvass) as soon as 
possible in order that he may participate in training oppor- 
tunities scheduled late in May and in June. 

3. That the Churches be commended for the regular monthly con- 
tributions to the Budget of Presbytery and urged to continue 
to forward acceptances to Presbytery on a monthly basis. 



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4. That churches that have not already done so consider increas- 
ing their 1969 acceptance over their 1968. 

5. That Churches be advised that the 1969 Every Member Canvass 
theme be "Reconciliation is Our Business .... Back It" and 
that churches be urged to make full use of theme materials as 
well as the year-round Stewardship educational materials. 

6. That the book "How to Develop a Tithing Church" by Charlie 
Shedd be commended to local church leaders as a guide for 
Stewardship emphasis in the local church. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 3:00 P.M. and reconvened at 3:15 
P.M. with the singing of the hymn ''Christ of the Upward 
Way". 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION (Continued) 

Mr. Rodney King and Mr. Norman Evans were presented for 
examination as Candidates under the care of Orange Presby- 
tery. The Moderator examined them as to their Christian 
Experience and motives for seeking the Gospel Ministry. Their 
examination was sustained and the Moderator proceeded to 
the service of receiving the Candidates. Their pastor, Rev. 
Paul G. Settle, led in prayer and Ruling Elder Charles Parks 
of the Northside Presbyterian Church gave the new Candi- 
dates a charge fitting to the occasion. The Moderator declared 
that Rodney King and Norman Evans had been duly received 
as Candidates and instructed that their names be recorded 
on the Presbytery Roll of Candidates. The Presbytery ex- 
tended to the new Candidates the right hand of fellowship 
and the proceedings were closed with a benediction. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report was presented by Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Chair- 
man. The report was received as information and the rec- 
ommendations were adopted as amended: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. Re: Hillview Church 

On the basis of a population survey by Rev. James Watkins, and 
because of an apparent lack of interest among a number of the 
PCUS group as was evident at two meetings called at a time and 
place of their suggestion, the Church Extension Committee rec- 
ommends that Orange Presbytery instigate no new work at Hill- 
view at this time. It is further recommended that in light of the 
fact that the present occupants of the Hillview property are un- 
willing to negotiate or compromise on a permanent basis for lease, 
rent or purchase of the property, that they be asked to vacate 
the property as of May 1, 1969, and that the Session of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, be given permission to use the 
former Hillview Presbyterian Church sanctuary and educational 
building to carry on a program of witness and education for a 
period of one year. 



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2. That Orange Presbytery approve the following clarifying policy 
statement: Pursuant to the direction of Orange Presbytery, the 
Church Extension Committee hereby declares that in setting the 
amount of missionary aid for a particular home mission church, 
it is simply designating the maximum and annual amount of 
such aid which is authorized to be granted to a particular church. 
Decisions regarding specific amounts and conditions of payment 
are the responsibility of the Church Extension Committee. 

3. That Orange Presbytery approve the development of a new church 
in the Southeast Guilford County area (Forest Oaks, Pleasant 
Garden, Lynwood Lakes); that Rev. Angus McGregor be extended 
a call by the Church Extension Committee to develop this work, 
that he begin his work on or about August 1, 1969, and that 
Orange Presbytery approve the terms of call as they appear in 
the report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 
That the call of the Church Extension Committee be placed in the 
hands of Rev. Angus McGregor. 

That the call of Rev. Angus McGregor include the stipulation that 
$6,000.00 be advanced from Church Extension funds for the down 
payment on the house that is to be occupied as the manse and 
meeting place for the proposed church to be organized in South- 
east Guilford County, and that it be secured by a legal instrument 
prepared preferably by the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, this 
sum to be repaid to the Church Extension Committee with interest 
not to exceed 6% within a ten year period. 

4. That Orange Presbytery urge all churches to meet regularly their 
commitments to benevolences, and to give over and above 1969 
pledges if possible in order that the Church Extension Committee 
may fulfill its commitments, and take advantage of its most 
pressing opportunities. 

5. That Orange Presbytery hear Rev. Don Campbell, Chairman of 
Cooperative Church Sub-committee, speak briefly on the coopera- 
tive work in Caswell and Rockingham Counties. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report was presented by Rev. Joseph Flora, Chairman, 
and the recommendations were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the resignation of M. Buie Seawell as Chairman of the 
Christian Higher Education Committee be accepted, and that 
James F. Miller be named as Chairman of the committee. 

2. That Earl Adkins be named Chairman of the Annuities and Relief 
Committee to replace Charles Coats who is leaving the Presbytery. 

3. That C. W. Kimbrough be named to the Annuities and Relief Com- 
mittee in the class of 1971 to fill the vacancy resulting from the 
transfer of Charles Coats. 

4. That the following be named to the Records and Amendments 
Committee for a period of one year, effective at this meeting of 
Presbytery: W. W. Olney, Chairman; Paul G. Settle, and Edsel M. 
Huffstetler. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

No Report 



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TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

No Report 
SPECIAL STUDY COMMITTEE 

No Report 
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by Rev. Paul Settle, Chairman, and 

was adopted as follows: 

Be it hereby resolved that the Presbytery of Orange in its 414th 
Stated Meeting, express its hearty appreciation to the Pastor, Session, 
and the Congregation of the Graham Presbyterian Church, for the 
most cordial hospitality extended to Presbytery in every possible 
manner — in the beauty of the facilities, the warmth of personal 
services rendered, the lovely and delicious meal — and all in the spirit 
of love of Christ. 

And, be it further resolved that Presbytery express its thanks to 
Ruling Elder Floyd Hendley, for his excellent service rendered in 
securing timely and comprehensive news coverage of this meeting of 
Presbytery. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

None 

NEW BUSINESS 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison requested and was granted permission 
to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery after 
August 31, 1969. 

Mr. Otis Turner was granted permission to work within 
the bounds of Orange Presbjrtery, May 1-October 1, 1969, 
pending the approval of his Presbytery. 

The recommendation of the Administrative Commission for 
Springwood Presbyterian Church was adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATION: 

That Dr. T, Henry Patterson be granted the powers of an evangelist 
for the purpose of receiving new members at Springwood Presby- 
terian Church. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. There 
being no further business, Presbytery voted to adjourn with 
the closing prayer offered by the Moderator. The Four Hun- 
dred Fifteenth Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery will be 
held in the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Burlington, on 
Thursday, June 26, 1969, at 9:00 A.M. 

Norman Whitney, Moderator 

Lewis W. Bledsoe, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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GRAHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



A Brief History 



The Town of Graham was founded in 1849 to serve as the government 
seat of the newly created Alamance County. Among its earliest settlers 
were Presbyterians from Hawfields and Cross Roads Churches in Ala- 
mance County, and from Bethel and Alamance Churches in Guilford 
County. The outpost work begun by them was organized as Graham 
Presbyterian Church December 8, 1850, with 27 members. 

The Rev. Archibald Currie was installed as the first regular pastor 
in 1866. Prior to that time, the pulpit was filled somewhat irregularly 
by supply ministers. The complete roll of pastors includes the names 
of the Revs. A. Currie, B. W. Mebane, George Summey, E. H. Harding, 
W. R. Coppedge, W. P. McCorkle, E. C. Murray, T. M. McConnell, Edward 
N. Caldwell, Walter E. Harrop, Edgar A. Woods, William H. Kryder, 
and William W. Peters. 

In 1879 a Presbyterian Church was organized at "Company Shops", 
including several members transferred from the Graham Church. That 
fellowship later became the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington. An 
outpost Sunday School begun by Dr. George Summey in 1882 became 
the seed of the present Bethany Presbyterian Church. 

The Graham congregation worshiped in a small frame structure 
until 1855 and 1856, when the first permanent brick building was erected. 
A larger sanctuary was added in 1897, at which time the former build- 
ing was remodeled into a Sunday School assembly hall and classrooms. 
During the 1918 influenza epidemic, the church building was used as a 
hospital, and the manse as a nurses' home. An education building was 
added in 1952, connected to the existing facility by a breezeway and 
an enclosed corridor. Hurricane Hazel, in 1954, blew down four large 
oak trees in the churchyard, one of which destroyed the upper part of 
the tower as it fell. The tower was rebuilt. 

In 1964 an extensive building program was carried out. The 1855-56 
building was removed and replaced by a new unit containing a chapel, 
parlor, library, choir room, fellowship hall, kitchen, three offices, and 
twelve classrooms. The 1897 sanctuary was enlarged and completely 
remodeled. The first service of worship in the "new" sanctuary was 
held Sunday, December 20, 1964, the rest of the building having been 
occupied October 18. 

A new manse was constructed in 1960 at 301 Jones Street in Graham, 
a handsome and spacious two-story brick colonial home. The original 
manse, which was built in 1882 and stood on the corner of the church 
property, was razed two years ago. The old manse lot has been enhanced 
by the installation of a landscaped garden, fountain, and masonry 
planter. 

The Graham Church family has increased from these original 27 
members to over 700 at present. Several former members have served 
the Kingdom as ministers in the Presbyterian Church; and presently two 
are preparing to enter the ministry. 

The future we face with confidence in Jesus Christ, who is "the same 
yesterday, today, and forever." 



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INDEX 



ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, ETC 5-6 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 14, 54 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSIONS 69 

AMENDMENTS to CONSTITUTION 29-37 

BARNETT, Harry F. (Certificate of Reception Received) 56 

BEQUEST, Form of 2 

BI-CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE 56, 66 

BO VENDER, Coy D. (Installed) 17 

BUDGET, Information 38-42. 66 

CALLS TO PASTORS 20-21, 23, 59, 60 

CANDIDATES EXAMINED 67 

CHILDS, Robert R 21, 56, 59 

CHURCHES: 

Cooperative Church Ministry 26, 28 

Hillview (Formerly Dissolved) 27, 67 

Historical Sketches: 

Glenwood Presbyterian Church 51 

Graham Presbyterian Church 70 

Invitations From 16 

New Church Ministry 25, 68 

No Ruling Elder Present at Presbytery 14, 53 

Without Pastors 18 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 18, 59 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 

To Ordain and/or Install 28, 60, 61 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING: 

Administrative 69 

Minister and His Work 18, 59 

To Ordain and/or Install 16, 17, 57, 58 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 16, 56 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 

Bills and Overtures 18, 59 

Courtesy and Resolutions 18, 59 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Annuities and Relief 65 

Christian Education 43, 61 

Christian Higher Education 46, 61-63, 67 

Church Extension 25, 67 

Examinations 24, 61 

Minister's Salaries 64 

Nominations 28, 68 

Records and Amendments 29 

Resolutions 47, 69 

Sessional Records 47-50, 63 

Stewardship and Promotion 42, 66 

Worship and Work 14, 54 

World Missions 24 

COOPER, W. C. (Retired) 24 



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INDEX— Continued 



COUNCIL OF ORANGE 37, 65 

Audit and Budget 38-42, 65 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE REPORT 46 

ELIASON, John E. (Installed) 16. 58 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 27. 38 

HERRING, Dewey H. (Terms of CaU approved) 59 

HILLVIEW MATTER 27, 67 

HOPE HARBOR 18, 22 

HUFFSTETLER, Edsel M 20, 28, 58 

KIMBROUGH, C. W 56, 59 

McGregor, Angus W 60, 68 

McNUTT, Charles W 16 

MILLARD, J. M. (Death of April 19. 1969) 56 

MODERATORS ELECTED 14, 54 

MODERATORS NOMINATED 15. 55 

MINISTERS: 

Death— Rev. J. M. Millard 56 

Dismissed 16, 56 

Pastoral Dissolutions 24, 65 

Requests of 16. 21. 22, 23, 65, 69 

Retirement 16, 65 

Roll 3-4, 19 

Terms of Call Changed 19-20. 22, 23 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE ELECTED 28 

OLNEY III, W. W 21, 28. 57 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 24. 65 

PLAN OF UNION— RE A-PCUS— Defeated 37 

PRESBYTERY: 

Address To 25, 61 

Adjournment 50, 69 

Communications 16, 56 

Communion 59 

Directory 7-11 

Dockets 14, 54 

Excuses From 16, 56 

Ministerial Roll 3-4 

Roll 12, 52 

Stated Meetings 12, 52 

SEAWELL. Buie (Complex, Inc. — Pastoral Dissolution) 

SETTLE. Paul G 20. 28. 57 

STEPHENSON, John P.. Jr 18, 22 

TEMPORARY CLERKS, Election of 14, 54 

TRUSTEES: 

Orange Presbytery 45 

VISITORS 15. 55 

WHITE. VI. Stephen A 22 

WHITNEY. Norman M. (Installed) 17 

WORSHIP 18, 59 

YEARGAN. Charles (Dissolution) 56 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEENTH STATED MEETING 

PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
June 26, 1969 

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FOUR HUNDRED SIXTEENTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Sanford, N. C. 
October 23, 1969 

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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEENTH STATED MEETING 

PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
June 26, 1969 

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FOUR HUNDRED SIXTEENTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Sanford, N. C. 
October 23, 1969 

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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



*T , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's v^ork as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 



The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who v^ould like to leave at least a part of their money or 
property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

*'2. The Presbjrtery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

''3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that 
year: in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1970 



MINISTER 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
HOME OFFICE 



228-1703 
273-5851 
882-6218 
228-1703 

929-2102 
288-5452 
625-5565 



Adkins, John Earl, Th.M 1000 Garden Street, Sanford, 27332 775-5295 

Adkins, Lee W., M.A 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-8333 

Allen, James H 301 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 273-6557 

Allen, W. Kirk, Jr., D.D 918 N. Main Street, High Point, 27260 883-9434 

Anderson, Tom B 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-9696 

Barron, Vance, D.D P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4092 

Bledsoe, Lewis 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 288-3056 

Blue, David F., Jr 839 Mountain Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-6840 

Bovender, Coy R 6123 Archdale Dr., Greensboro, 27407 299-4550 

Brothers, John T 29 Lansdowne Dr., Larchmont, N. Y. 

Burleigh, P. B 3137 Henderson Circle, Lakeland, Fla., 33803 

Callis, Cecil C Rt. 1, Kernersville 883-7898 

Campbell, Donald A RFD 1, Mebane, 27302 226-8280 227-4552 

Carson, Don, Th.M P. O. Box 477, Sanford, 27330 775-2623 

Carter, Charles P. O. Box 5445, High Point, 27262 882-3142 883-4239 

Chappell, William H RFD 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4710 942-4710 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr., Th.M.. P. O. Box 9005, Greensboro, 27408 292-1428 273-9436 

Cook, John S. (H.R.) 802 Aiken Rd., Eden, 27288 623-8986 

Cooper, W. C. (H.R.) P. O. Box 505, Montreat, N. C, 78757 

Cowan, L. French, Th.M RFD 4, Box 109, Burlington, 27215 584-8164 

Currie, Marion H P. O. Box 9582, Greensboro, 27408 274-8182 288-5177 

Childs, Robert R. Jr 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City, 27344 

Currie, William M 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 275-4839 275-2567 

Davison. Frank A 2109 Holland Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-2909 226-8294 

Dick, F. Marion (H.R.) RFD 2, McLeansville, 27301 273-6787 

Dickson, A. P. (H.R.) Piumtree, 28664 

Deifel, John Jey, Jr 1714 N. Pelham Rd., N.E., Atlanta, Ga., 30324. 

Eliason, John E 714 Engleman Ave., Burlington, 27215 584-9870 227-7206 

Elliott, Galen RFD 2, Mebane, 27302 563-5162 

Flora, Joseph W., Th.M 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, 27401 288-7443 275-2567 

Foust, Milton M Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Frye, J. Bruce St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28362 276-6057 276-2066 

Fudge, Samuel R RFD 3, Box 143, Hillsborough, 27278 968-8777 933-2303 



Garrison, J. M., D.D. (H.R.) .... 1110 Westminster Dr., Greensboro 

Garth, David K RFD 2, Box 24-B, Reidsville, 27320 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, 27407... 

Guiton, T. A 700 Greenland Dr., Fayetteville, 28303.. 

Herring, Dewey 645 Greensboro Rd., High Point, 27260. 

Hope, Samuel R., S.T.M P. O. Box 330, Nashville, Tennessee 

Board of World Missions 

Horn, Raymond A P. O. Box 10785, Raleigh, 27605 

Horton, Fred 23 Valley Park Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514. 

Huffstetler, Edsel M 803 16th St., Greensboro, 27405 

Huske, Marion P. O. Box 17764, Charlotte, 28211 



.292-7567 
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834-4379 



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.273-6805 273-0841 
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(ext. 314) 



Johnston, Frank S. (H.R.) 323 Pine Grove Dr., Wilmington, 28403. 

Joines, Vann S., Jr St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28352, 

Jones, J. S. (H.R.) 2805 Amherst Ave., Burlington, 27215.., 



,929-6408 
584-3231 



276-2066 



Kimbrough, C. W RFD 3, Box 264, Sanford, 27330 776-6407 

Ledbetter, Robert S P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville, 27379 694-4453 694-6574 

Leith, John H., Ph.D., Th.M 3401 Brook Rd., Richmond, Va., 23227 359-2756 355-2831 

Love, Grady 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington, 27215 227-9926 226-9451 

Macaulay, Wilkes D P. O. Box 12, Asheboro, 27203 629-3272 625-3227 

Massey, William E., Jr 1 Spottiswood St., Edenburgh EH9, lEP 

Scotland, UK 

May, Carl P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-0838 299-8131 

McBath, W. Lowry Rt. 4, Box 843, Greensboro, 27406 272-1502 272-8520 

McCann, Jerry C 1901 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-0092 292-2442 

McGregor, Angus Rt. 13, Box 368, Greensboro, 27406 674-2318 

McKay, S. L Box 224, Broadway, 27505 258-6451 

McSween, Allen C, D.D P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-8446 299-8131 

Miller, James F., Th.M P. O. Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 272-8432 274-5467 

Misenheimer, K. M 501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro, 27403 288-4227 275-6403 

Morrison, C. N. (H.R.) P. O. Box 67, Whitsett, 27377 449-4255 

Murray, Marion J. (H.R.) P. O. Box 338, Banner Elk, N. C 898-2697 



Olney, W. W Box 372, Hillsborough, 27278. 



732-3229 732-3131 
G'boro Home 



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Patterson, T. H., D.D. (H.R.)...305 W. Hunter St., Madison, 27025 548-2387 272-4638 

Patteson, Roy K., Jr.. Ph.D 607 Peachtree St., Lexington, 27202 248-8421 

Perkins, William T RFD 1, Harkey Rd., Sanford, 27330 775-2617 775-4894 

Peters, W. W P. O. Box 328, Graham, 27253 226-6094 226-4747 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr. (H.R.) 49 Georgia Street, N.W., Concord, 28025 782-5310 

Ray, A. V 2707 Haig Street, Greensboro, 27405 275-7945 

Raynal, H. Middleton Box 476, Sanford, 27330 776-1315 776-5641 

Redhead, John, Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro. 27401 272-4079 275-2567 

Reiff, Gerald N Office of Chaplain, USS Jason (AR-8) 

FPO San Francisco, 96601 

Rice, W. M. (Infirm) 2509 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 288-6911 225-4180 

Rock, Robert B. (H.R.) P. O. Box 155, Broadway, 27505 258-6172 (San- 
ford) 

Sample, James Rt. 1, Box 2, Cedar Grove, 27231 

Saunders, Manford Box 188, Montreat, 28757 

Schenck, L. B., Th.D. (H.R.) . . . . 402 Woodland St., Davidson, 28036 892-3401 

Seals, L. Hilton, M.D Sylva, 28774 704-568-2135 

Seawell, Buie Box 12087, Research Triangle Park 787-3931 782-4481 

Settle, Paul 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington. 27215 228-6333 226-9451 

Smith, Harry E 400 Prospect St.. New Haven, Conn., 06511 203-865-8839 

Smith, Samuel C P. O. Box 575, Reidsville, 27320 342-1564 349-3224 

Stephenson, John P., Jr 2618 Deer Place, Greensboro, 27407 299-7985 272-8291 

Stone, R. H., D.D. (H.R.) P. O. Box 215, Jefferson, 28604 246-7381 

Strickland, Wilham R 200 Bennington Drive, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-1183 929-2102 

Tippens, James S. R Rt. 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4614 942-4716 

Trent, Donald E., Th.M 1205 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro, 27403 299-9293 273-1735 

Varker, William D 3906 Friendly Road, Greensboro, 27410 288-6323 299-3785 

Waldruff, Harold F Box 268, Madison, 27025 548-2334 548-9840 

Watkins, James J 4200 S. Main Street, High Point, 27263 431-2287 

Watt, Richard S 2012 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 272-3591 

Watts, Roy E., D.D. (H.R.) 913 Rotary Drive, High Point, 27260 888-4012 

Watts, Worth Rt. 7, Box 47-F, Burlington, 27215 584-6455 

Westerfield, W. H. (H.R.) 231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va., 24543 

Whitley, John C P. O. Box 2035 BB, Eden, 27288 623-6976 623-3962 

Whitney, Norman M 1502 S. Main Street, Graham, 27253 

Whitlock, Elinos, Jr 1729 McKnight Mill Road, Greensboro. 27405 .. .273-4726 274-4411 

WilHams, Benjamin F.. EDT 2521 Catherine Dr., Burlington, 27215 584-6729 

Womeldorf, John A., Th.D RFD 1, Ruffin, 27326 939-2520 

Wood, James E Rt. 1, Sanford, 27830 723-2484 

Woods, Russell, Th.M Wentworth, 27320 342-1668 

Woodson, Marshall S. (H.R.).... P. O. Box 1246, Thomasville, Ga., 21792 .... 912-226-3449 

Wray, Clyde M 212 Fairway Street, Eden, 27228 623-2842 

Wrenn, William J., Jr 2031 Wesley Place, High Point, 27260 882-0992 



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LAY COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
RES. OFFICE 



Adkins, Mrs. Lee W 503 Oakland Dr., Burlington, 27215 584-7028 

Allred, Mrs. Joseph 1004 Fairmont St., Greensboro, 27403 273-5247 

Austin, Frank L 809 Montpelier Dr., Greensboro, 27410 292-2154 

Avent, Doug 1412 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, 27215 226-6179 

Balsley, Dr. R. E Box 817, Reidsville, 27320 349-6335 

Benjamin, J. T 302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro, 27403 273-3668 

Biggerstaff, Ralph Rt. 1, Mebane, 27302 227-4968 

Boone, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 107 Homewood Ave., Greensboro, 27403 299-7527 

Boyd, C. T Jefferson Bldg., Greensboro. 27401 292-6516 

Brown, Mrs. Frank R 1103 Country Club Dr., Greensboro, 27408 272-5408 

Cameron, J. Orton 1410 Elm St., Sanford, 27330 775-5065 

Cashwell. David 2601 W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-7553 

Chisholm, Don 618 Parkview St., Asheboro, 27203 725-6615 

Clark, Harry 301 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, 27215 226-8509 

Clark, Harry Rt. 1, Box 379, Pleasant Garden, 27313 674-0766 

Collins, Tom 308 Fifth St., Burlington, 27215 226-6181 

Connelly, Mrs. Hazel Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 

Cooke, W. Owen Box 187, Greensboro, 27402 273-9452 

Covington, Wm. F Rt. 1, Mebane, 27302 226-8623 

Creech, Wm. S 1321 Robin Hood Rd., High Point, 27262 883-4583 

Dalton, Mrs. P. Hunter 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point, 27263 883-1987 

Day. Mrs. John L., Jr 1124 E. Willowbrook Dr., Burlington, 27215 226-9079 

Dodson, Mr. Roy 1212 S. Park Dr., Reidsville, 27320 342-1416 

Duncan, Richard 805 Larkwood Dr.. Greensboro, 27410 299-2191 

272-0796 

349-8301 



Edwards, Dr. John A 602 Rockford Rd., Greensboro, 27408. 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph 501 McCoy Roal, Reidsville, 27320 



Fleming, N. H., HI RFD 1, Box 158, Haw River, 27258 578-0984 

Foster, Mrs. Arthur J 1905 Walker Ave., Greensboro, 27403 274-2209 

Foust, Mrs. Milton M Rt. 2. Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Garner, John A 1315 McDowell Dr., Greensboro, 27408 299-3033 

Garrison, Staley Box 266, Burlington, 27215 584-7166 

Garvin. Noel E 3606 Madison Ave., Greensboro, 27405 299-7712 

Glass, Mrs. Rossie D RFD 10. Box 156, Greensboro, 27406 275-5163 

Gottschall, Andrew W., Jr 515 Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro, 27401 292-3154 

Grimes. Vernon Box 531, Yanceyville, 27379 548-8331 

Harrill, Nelson 3210 Sandburg Dr., Greensboro, 27405 274-7338 

Hendley, Floyd 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 272-4302 

Herndon, John W 304 Shadow Valley, High Point. 27260 883-1106 

Hilliard. Thomas B RFD 7, Box 276-F. Greensboro. 27407 454-1709 

Hobson, Patrick H 409 Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill. 27514 942-2278 

Holt. John W., Jr 403 Elmwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 275-0330 

Holt, S. B 1225 Neely Dr., Asheboro, 27233 625-2158 



Jackson, M. C RFD 1, Sanford, 27330. 



,776-3788 



Kizer, R. E 135 Wainman St., Asheboro, 27203 625-2131 

Kreager, Richard 1518 Liberty Dr., Greensboro, 27408 273-9383 



Lewis, Carlyle 106 Woodland Dr., Madison, 27025. 



.548-6680 



Marks, Dr. Sandy C 303 Granville Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514 929-1628 

Martin, Mrs. W. T 379 Tenny Circle, Chapel Hill, 27514 968-2702 

Mason, George C 555 W. Academy St., Madison, 27025 548-2296 

Matthews, Gilbert P RFD 8, Sanford, 27330 776-3596 

McFalls, Jack 1907 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, 27403 292-0645 

McLaughlin, Hugh C 3510 Fox PI., Greensboro, 27408 288-4174 

McLean, H. G RFD 1, Haw River, 27258 228-7811 

ext 5327 

McNairy, J. D 501 Chancery PI., Greensboro, 27408 275-2406 

McNeely, Robert H 2203 Briarwood Rd., Greensboro, 27403 299-7667 

McNeill, Sara P. O. Box 10162, Greensboro, 27404 272-6758 

McPhaul, John Rt. 4, McCracken Heights, Sanford, 27330 776-5759 

McPherson, Mrs. T. R RFD 1, Blanch, 27212 694-2450 

Merrell, James 1203 Elmira Ave., Durham .668-1018 

Miller, Wm. M 914 Chff Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-3603 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale Dr., High Point, 27262 888-2079 

Murray, Robert L., M.D RFD 2, Box 61, Graham. 27253 227-6116 

Myers, Charles F., Jr 2205 Granville Rd., Greensboro, 27408 272-2606 



349-5221 
227-2051 
272-6189 



775-4119 
275-9833 
625-2228 



226-2484 
274-5467 
272-4514 

431-2166 



275-8093 



226-4474 
292-5511 



882-4189 
275-9611 



625-2616 



966-1167 



376-3134 

273-1763 
272-6197 
299-8133 



629-2211 
379-2465 



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Neal, David Rt. 1, Reidsville, 27320 349-9642 

Parks, C. G 2232 Wilkins St., Burlington, 27215 226-6087 

Parton, Roland 516 Rudd St., Burlington, 27215 228-8047 

Patterson, E. E Box 3277, Burlington, 27215 578-9494 227-2520 

Pearson, Buford Box 185, Yanceyville, 27379 694-6263 

Perry, Charles W 1207 N. Rotary Dr., High Point, 27260 882-6050 

Preyer, L. Richardson 605 Sunset Dr., Greensboro, 27408 274-7178 275-9833 

Pritchett, Frances Box 995, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3131 

Query, Luke W., M.D 208 Foust Street, Asheboro, 27203 625-3387 625-3387 

Ramsey, Julius M.. Jr Box 416, Asheboro, 27203 625-5964 629-9752 

Ray, Elwood 130 Hillside Dr., Burlington, 27215 226-7202 226-4487 

Reese, Herbert 1963 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1963 

Reynolds, Allen H Box 455, Sanford, 27330 776-2325 775-5661 

Richmond, Thomas M 1000 Forest Hill Dr., Greensboro, 27403 299-3165 378-5110 

Riddle, James 502 Oakmont Dr., Asheboro, 27203 625-4841 

Schiffley, Sandra 630 University Dr., Greensboro, 27403 279-9369 

Scott, Dewey Rt. 2, Graham, 27253 227-3508 228-7811 

Scott, R. Henderson Haw River, 27258 227-7853 

Simpson, Robert F 503 Kemp Rd., Greensboro, 27410 292-2022 273-0893 

Sizemore, Wm. R 105 Moore St., Graham, 27253 376-3130 

Short, Richard A Box 1110, High Point, 27261 885-2867 883-9111 

Stevens, Mrs. Vernon Box 206, Broadway, 27505 258-6403 

Taliaferro, M. L 620 Shadylawn Dr., Chapel Hill, 27514 942-1884 

Truslow, Mrs. Roy 1706 Penrose Dr., Reidsville, 27320 349-5952 

Vann, Mrs. R. W 605 N. Fir Ave., Siler City 742-2048 

Vaughn, Mrs. Zeb 1911 Oak St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1513 

Vincent, Mrs. Joseph 2502 W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-6670 

Wagner, Roy 1311 Pinecrest Ave., Reidsville, 27320 349-5682 

Wall, J. Siewers Box 309, Madison, 27025 548-2303 

White, Stephen White Furniture Co., Mebane, 27302 563-4541 563-9881 

Whittington, Mrs. Pauline 10151/2 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, 27401 272-0900 

Wilkins, Charles 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro, 27403 274-5080 



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1970 DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



I. STATED MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 

The Stated Meetings of the Presbytery shall be held on the Fourth Thurs- 
day of the months of January, April, June and October. The Presbytery 
year shall begin on January 1st. 

II. OFFICERS 

Moderator Don Campbell 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Permanent Clerk Don Trent 

III. PRESBYTERY STAFF PERSONNEL 

The Executive Secretary C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Box 9005, Greensboro, N. C. 27408 

628 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Phone: 273-9463 

The Area Director of Christian Education Miss Sara McNeill 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 
P. O. Box 10162 
Greensboro, N. C. 27404 
Phone: 299-8133 

The Resident Program Director of Camp New Hope . .James S. R. Tippens 
Phone: 942-4716 

IV. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Council (Terms 3 years — 10 members) Chairman elected by Presbytery 
and nine members 

Chairman— Paul G. Boone, 1971 

Personnel: Chairman or Representatives of the Executive Committees: 
Christian Education, Church Extension, Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, Stewardship and Promotion. 

President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women of 
Orange, three Laymen elected by Presbytery. 

1970— R. E. Kizer 

1971— Sandy Marks 

1972— W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

Sara McNeill — Advisory Member — Area DCE 

Note: There shall be quarterly meetings of the Council with 
the Chairmen of the Permanent Committees sitting in 
Ex-Officio for planning and proper distribution of 
responsibilities. 

V. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES 

1. Trustees of Orange Presbytery (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Charles T. Boyd— 1972 

1970— Robert F. Simpson, Thomas M. Richmond (SS) 

1971— Robert H. McNeely (SS), C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (SS) 

1972— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work (Term 3 years — 10 members 
plus Executive Secretary; 7 ministers, 3 laymen) 

Chairman — William D. Varker — 1971 

1970 — Marion H. Currie, John Eliason, Roland Parton 

1971 — Lewis W. Bledsoe, John W. Herndon, William D. Varker 

1972 — Hugh C. McLauchlin (SS), Angus McGregor, James J. Watkins 
(SS), J. Earl Adkins (SS) 

3. Executive Committees 

A. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 19 members) 

(Six ministers and thirteen laymen, Exec. Sect'y — Ex-Ofiicio) 

Chairman— W. W. Peters— 1970 

1970 — Mrs. Paul G. Boone, Richard Kreager, Carl May, William W. 
Peters, Allen H. Reynolds, Mrs. Joseph Estes 

1971 — Mrs. Lee W. Adkins, Mrs. Hazel Connelly, Benjamin F. Wil- 
liams, Noel E. Garvin, W. Lowry McBath, Mrs. T. R. Mc- 
Pherson 

1972— James Merrell (SS), Mrs. Milton Foust (SS), W. W. Olney, 
Miss Sandra Schiffley (SS), M. M. Foust, Vernon Grimes, 
S. B. Holt 

B. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 17 members) 
Chairman — Don Campbell — 1971 

1970 — W. Kirk Allen, Jr., Floyd Hendley, Julius M. Ramsey, Jr., 
Herbert Reese, Staley Garrison 

1971 — Donald Campbell, Mrs. Joseph S. Vincent, J. Siewers Wall, 
Doug Avent, Harry Clark, Raymond Horn 

1972— Jerry McCann (SS), Roy Wagner (SS), Norman Whitney 
(SS), William Chappel, William Sizemore, Charles Wilkins 

C. Stewardship and Promotion (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman — Lee W. Adkins — 1970 

Vice-Chairman — John A. Garner — 1970 
District I 1970— David Neal 

1971 — John A. Womeldorf 

1972— Buford Pearson (SS) 
District 11 1970 — Dewey Herring 

1971— Thomas B. Hilliard 

1972— Mrs. Pauline Whittington (SS) 
District III 1970— M. S. Taliaferro 

1971— Worth Watts 

1972 — William F. Covington 



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District IV 1970— Mrs. R. W. Vann 

1971— W. T. Perkins 

1972— Gilpert P. Matthews (SS) 
*Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Jr. (SS) 

Note: Ex-Officio Members — Personal Faith and Family Life Chairman of 
the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery; *one woman-at- 
large from the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery. 

4. Permanent Committees 

A. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman— J. Earl Adkins— 1972 

1970— W. Owen Cooke, M. C. Jackson, Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

1971— C. W. Kimbrough, Mrs. W. T. Martin 

1972— J. Earl Adkins (SS), Coy R. Bovender 

B. Examining (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman— Vance Barron (SS)— 1972 
Church Government 

1970— H. Middleton Raynal 

1971— Don Trent 

1972— Walter H. Goodman (SS) 
English Bible 

1970— R. Don Carson 

1971— Roy K. Patteson 

1972— Vance Barron (SS) 
Sacraments 

1970_W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 

1971— Allen C. McSween 

1972— John C. Whitley 
Theology 

1970— John H. Leith 

1971— James H. Allen 

1972— Robert S. Ledbetter 

C. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman — James F. Miller — 1971 

1970— C. G. Parks, M. Buie Seawell, Dr. John Edwards, Dr. Tom 
Anderson, Wm. S. Creech 

1971— Nelson Harrill, James F. Miller, Robert L. Murray, J. D. 
McNairy, William Strickland 



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1972— Frank L. Austin, N. H. Fleming, III (SS), James B. Frye, 
Jack McFalls, Harold Waldruff 

D. Institutions: Homes (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman— David Blue (SS)— 1971 

1970— Galen Elliott, Luke W. Query 

1971— David Blue (SS), Miss Frances Pritchett, A. V. Ray 

1972— Samuel R. Fudge (SS), Dewey Scott 

E. Minister's Salaries (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— R. E. Balsley (SS)— 1972 

1970 — H. P. Morrison, R. Henderson Scott 

1971— Roy Dodson, Wm. M. Miller 

1972— R. E. Balsley, M.D. (SS), John W. Holt, Jr. (SS) 

F. Nominations (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — Joseph W. Flora — 1970 

1970— Joseph W. Flora 

1971 — Norman Whitney, Richard Short, George Mason 

1972— Tom Collins, W. Lowry McBath 

G. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 10 members) 
Chairman— Clyde Wray— 1971 

1970— T. A. Guiton, E. E. Patterson, James E. Wood 

1971 — Clyde Wray, John P. Stephenson, Jr., J. T. Benjamin 

1972 — James S. R. Tippens, Milton Foust, Harry Clark, Don 
Chisholm 

H. Women's Work (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman — L. French Cowan — 1972 

1970— James Riddle 

1971 — Grady Love, Mrs. Frank R. Brown 

1972 — L. French Cowan, Mrs. Zeb Vaughn 

I. World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Edsel M. Huffstetler— 1972 

1970 — Stephen White, Manford Saunders 

1971 — Elinos Whitlock, Jr., Mrs. Arthur J. Foster 

1972— Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Jr., Edsel M. Huffstetler 

J. Worship and Work of the Presbytery (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1970 — Joseph Garrison 

Ex-Officio: Moderator, Host Pastor, and Stated Clerk 
K. Special Studies Committee 

Chairman — Frank A. Davison — 1971 



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1970 — Andrew W. Gottschall, Jr., Wm. M. Currie, Vance Barron 

1971 — Frank A. Davison, J. Orton Cameron 

1972— Elwood Ray, Robert R. Childs, Jr. 

5. Standing Committees (Appointed at each meeting of Presbytery) 

6. Special Committees 

A, Records and Amendments (Term 1 year — 3 members appointed 
April meeting) 

Chairman — W. W. Olney, Vann Joines, Paul Settle 

B. History 

Chairman — Charles Perry; Marion S. Huske, T. Henry Patterson 

7. Trustees of Related Institutions 

A. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 
1970^ohn A. Redhead, Jr. 

1971— Patrick H. Hobson 

1972— Charles F. Myers, Jr. 

1973— H. Middleton Raynal (SS) 

B. Glade Valley School (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — David Cashwell — 1971 

1970 — Carlyle Lewis, Ralph Biggerstaff, Noel E. Garvin 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEENTH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlingt-on, N. C. 
June 26, 1969 

The Four Hundred Fifteenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
Norman M. Whitney, at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 26, 1969, 
in the Piedmont Presbyterian Church of Burlington, N. C. 
Presbytery was led in prayer by the Moderator. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

J Earl Adkins Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins Tom B. Collins Burlington First 

Thomas D. Cooper, Jr. . . Burlington First 

James H. Allen (UNC-G Campus Min.) 

Vance Barron Mrs. Bernard Boyd University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe W. Kenneth Young Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr Daniel H. Kruger Dogwood Acres 

Ben F. Brown J. A. Grumpier Mebane 

P. B. Burleigh Charles E. Murphy Griers 

Cecil C. Callis Redeemer 

Charles R. Carter Dean K. Thomas Forest Hills 

William H. Chappell .... New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. . (Stated Clerk) 

Robert R. Childs, Jr (SilerCity) 

R. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Herman Blanchard Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie Thomas J. Futrell Fellowship 

John L. Davis Gilmer Payne Vandalia 

Frank A. Davison Mrs. Kitty Mitchell East Burlington 

F. Marion Dick (Retired) 

William A. Dysard, Jr. . . (Pittsboro) 

John E. Eliason Doc Coleman Piedmont 

Galen Elliott (Bethlehem) 

Joseph W. Flora Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

Robert H. Ham Greensboro First 

J. T. Benjamin Greensboro First 

Milton M. Foust (Church Extension) 

J. Bruce Frye (St. Andrews College) 

Joseph M. Garrison Jack B. Smith Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman, Jr. . Sedgefield 
T. A. Guiton Lee P. Thomas St. Andrews 

John A. Waddell Wayside 

H. Dewey Herring T. B. Hilliard Crestwood 

Raymond Horn (Synod Office) 

Fred Horton (Student) 

Vann S. Joines, Jr (St. Andrews College) 

John H. Leith (U. T. S.) 

R. Grady Love (Northside) 

Wilkes D. Macauley Hal Davis, Jr Asheboro First 

William E. Massey, Jr. . . (Greensboro First) 



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Carl May 

W. Lowry McBath . 
Jerry C. McCann . . 
Angus W. McGregor 
Allen C. McSween . 
Allen C. McSween, J] 
James F. Miller . . . 
K. M. Misenheimer . 

C. N. Morrison 

William W. Olney, III 
T. Henry Patterson 
William T. Perkins 
William W. Peters 
Manford H. Saunders 
M. Buie Seawell 
Harry E. Smith 
Sam C. Smith . 
Paul G. Settle . 
R. H. Stone . . . 
Donald E. Trent 
Harold F. Waldruff 
James J. Watkins 
Worth N. Watts 
Stephen A. White, VI 
Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr 
Norman M. Whitney 
John A. Womeldorf . 

James E. Wood 

J. Russell Woods .... 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. 



(Starmount) 

Randall E. Jobe Alamance 

Bob E. Poole St. Paul 

(Church Extension) 

J. W. Morrow Starmount 

(Student) 
Mrs. K. L. Whittington . . Cross 

(Covenant) 
(Retired) 

L. E. Beard Hillsborough 

(Retired) 

I. E. Martin Jonesboro 

Robert L. Murray Graham 

C. A. Wright Westview 

Edwin Caldwell, Jr Reconciliation 

(Admin.) 

William J. Fetzer Reidsville First 

S. C. Lynch Northside 

(Retired) 
(Glenwood) 

Carlyle Lewis Madison 

Thomas Anderson Randolph 

(Trinity) 
(Student) 

Glenn 0. Hendren Memorial 

Claud H. Murphy Bethany 

William Reagan Bethesda 

James M. Campbell Euphronia 

Ronald Farris Smyrna 

Jack Roberts Wentworth 

C. Harold Duff Milton 

Henry M. Tickle Bethel 

Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

Angus K. Martin Brentwood 

W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

Lonnie Patton Cross Roads 

E. L. Gunther Cumnock 

Lyman A. Collins Eden First 

Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

Ernest M. Cole Gulf. 

Henderson Scott Hawfields 

Carl A. Bailey High Point First 

Raymond Clark Joyce 

Joseph E. Latta Little River 

Boyce Cox Pocket 

C. W. Cameron Salem 

T. C. Howell, Jr Sanford First 

G. W. Blanchard Shiloh 

Alvis J. Chandler Yanceyville 

CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

According to the official registration cards, the following 
churches had no Ruling Elder present: 



Bethlehem 
Buffalo (L) 
Efland 
El Bethel 
Eno 

Fairfield 



Goldston 

Haywood 

Hope View 

Morningside 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

New Hope 



Riverview 
Sedgefield 
Siler City 
Speedwell 
Stoneville 
Trinity 



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Faith Pittsboro Westminster 

Farmville Pleasant Grove Whispering Pines 

Glenwood Redeemer White Hill 

Red House 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. William W. Peters, Moderator in Nomination, the Pastor 
of Graham Presbyterian Church, was elected Moderator by 
acclamation. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Robert R. Childs, Jr., and Rev. William A. Dysard were 
elected Temporary Clerks by acclamation. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Donald A. Campbell, Pastor of Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church, was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 116th 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder Wade Staunton of the Piedmont Church warmly 
welcomed Presbytery to Burlington and the Piedmont Church. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The report was presented by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr.. 
and the Docket v^as adopted as follows : 

PROPOSED DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEENTH STATED MEETING 

PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

JUNE 26, 1969 — 9:00 A.M. 

9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. Norman Whitney, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. William W. Peters, Moderator 
in Nomination, Graham Presby- 
terian Church, Graham, North 
Carolina 

Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. Robert R. Childs, Jr., 

Siler City 
Rev. William Dysard, 
Pittsboro, Mt. Vernon 
Springs 

Nomination of Next Moderator 

Address of Welcome: Ruling Elder Wade Staunton 
Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Dr. Joseph 

Garrison 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
9:45 A.M. Opening Worship: Rev. James Miller, Chm.: 

Higher Education Com. 
Candidates' Sermon: Vann S. Joines, Jr., Union Seminary, 

Richmond, Virginia 
Memorial: Rev. J. M. Millard prepared by Rev. W. M. 
Currie 



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15 



10:30 A.M. Recess 
10:45 A.M. Reconvene 

Appontment of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 

Council of Orange: Mr. Paul G. Boone, Chairman 

1. Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. R. E. Kizer, Chm, 
Committee on Stev^ardship and Promotion: Rev. Lee W. 

Adkins, Chm. 

11:00 A.M. Higher Education (Candidates): Rev. James Miller, Chm. 

1. Presentation of Candidates for Examination and 
Ordination 

Vann S. Joines, Jr., Chaplain-Elect, St. Andrews 
College 

Harold Floyd Waldruff, Minister-Elect, Madison 
Church 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 
Rev. W. D. Varker, Chm. 

1. Rev. Dewey Herring, Fayetteville Presbytery, 

Minister-Elect, Crestwood Church 

2. Rev. Raymond Horn, Westminster Presbytery, in the 

Office of the Synod of North Carolina 

3. Rev. Grady Love, Assistant Minister, Northside 

Church, Burlington 

4. Rev. J. Bruce Frye, St. Andrews College, Asheville 

Presbytery 

Examinations Committee: Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 
12:30 P.M. Recess for lunch 
1:10 P.M. Reconvene 

Christian Higher Education Report (Continued) 

1. Candidates' Sermon: Rev. Harold Floyd Waldruff 
1:40 P.M. Nominations Committee Report: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chm. 
Christian Education Committee Report: 

Rev. Wilkes Macaulay, Chm. 
Annuities and Relief Report: Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Chm. 
2:10 P.M. Recess 
2:25 P.M. Reconvene 

Salary Committee Report: Dr. R. E. Balsley, M.D., Chm. 
Commissioners to the General Assembly Report by: 
Ruling Elder Ed Caldwell 
Rev. Charles Carter 
Church Extension Committee Report: 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Chm. 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder C. T. Boyd, 

Chm. 

Sessional Records Committee: Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman 
Report of Special Committees 
Commission Report — Springwood Church 
Report of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 

3. Records and Amendments: Rev. W. W. Olney, HI 
New Business 

1. Time and Place of next meeting: Sanford First, 

Sanford 

October 23, 1969 

Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 



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415th Stated Meeting, June 26, 1969 



rNTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. Grady Love, Rev. Dewey Herring, Rev. Raymond Horn 
and Rev. Bruce Frye were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren pending their examination. Candidates 
Vann S. Joines, Jr., and Harold F. Waldruff were also invited 
to sit with Presbytery. Misses Gail York and Carolyn Worley 
of the Presbytery Office were introduced to Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following Ministers were granted excuses for this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Kirk Allen C. W. Kimbrough Tom B. Anderson 

John A. Redhead William M. Currie Charles Fitzpatrick 

Edsel Huffstetler Robert S. Ledbetter W. C. Cooper 

A. V. Ray H. M. Raynal John C. Whitley 

Richard S. Watt J. P. Stephenson, Jr. Samuel Fudge 

Donald A. Campbell R. Don Carson James S. R. Tippens 

Joseph M. Garrison (1:00) William Varker (2:00) 

2. Certificates of Transfer were received for the following: 

Rev. H. Dewey Herring — Fayetteville Presbytery 
Rev. J. Bruce Frye — Asheville Presbytery 
Rev. R. Grady Love — Knoxville Presbytery 
Rev. Raymond A. Horn — Westminster Presbytery 

3. A communication from the Board of World Missions con- 
cerning our investment in World Missions was read and 
received as information. 

4. Presbytery received the transfer of the Certificate of 
Candidacy for Harold F. Waldruff from Norfolk Presbytery. 

5. An invitation was received to attend a Sjrmposium on 
Medicine and Religion in Chapel Hill on Monday and Tues- 
day, September 8 and 9. 

6. Admitted to record the minutes of Commissions to install 
Rev. C. W. Kimbrough and Rev. Robert R. Childs as follows : 



MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. C. W. KIMBROUGH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Pocket Presbyterian Church May 4, 1969 at 7:00 P.M. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Members present: 
MINISTERS: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., J. Earl Adkins, W. T. Perkins, 
T. A. Guiton and ELDERS: Frank Gilliam, W. M. Holt, W. W. Sey- 
more. Will Tillman, Gilbert Matthews. A Quorum was present. Elder 
Gilbert Matthews was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, presided 
in the Worship Service. Rev. James MacKenzie of Barbecue Church, 
Fayetteville Presbytery invited to preach the Sermon. Text: II Cor. 
11:1-3, Sermon Simplicity in Christ. Rev. C. L. Cheshire recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions 
to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative, Rev. C. W. Kimbrough was Installed as Minister of the Pocket j 
Presbyteryian Church(es) according to Paragraph 27-6, 7 Book of i 

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Church Order. Rev. J. Earl Adkins delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Elder W. W. Seymore to the congregation. Elder Will Tillman led 
congregation in prayer. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward to give him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. W. T. Perkins. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Gilbert Matthews, Clerk 

M8NUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL ROBERT R. CHILDS, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Siler City Church April 27 4:30 p.m. and was convened with 
prayer by W. D. Varker. Members present: MINISTERS: W. A. Dysard, 
Jr., J. E. Eliason, W. T. Perkins, W. D. Varker and ELDERS: S. E. 
Combs, J. R. Martin, C. A. Sparks. A Quorum was present. Elder 
C. A. Sparks, III was elected Clerk. Rev. R. R. Childs presided in the 
Worship Service. Rev. William E. Link, Wilmington Presbytery invited 
to preach the Sermon. Text: Matthew 21:28-32, Sermon 

. Rev. W. D. Varker recited the proceedings of Presby- 
tery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the 
Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. R. R. 
Childs was Installed as Pastor of the Siler City Presbyterian Church 
according to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. C. A. Sparks de- 
livered the charge to the Minister and Rev. W. T. Perkins to the con 
gregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial recep- 
tion and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. John Eliason. 

William D. Varker, Moderator 
Charles A. Sparks, Clerk 

7. The Stated Clerk called attention to actions of the Synod 
of North Carolina as they are listed in the Docket. 

WORSHIP 

After leading Presbytery in prayer, Rev. James F. Miller, 
Chairman of the Committee on Higher Education, introduced 
Vann S, Joines, Jr., who preached the sermon as a part of 
his examination. A motion was adopted that this part of the 
examination of Mr. Joines be approved. 

MEMORIAL 

The past Moderator, Rev. Norman M. Whitney, presented a 
memorial to Rev. John Marshall Millard, the Memorial having 
been prepared by Rev. William M. Currie. The Memorial was 
admitted to record as follows: 



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415th Stated Meeting, June 26, 1969 



REVEREND JOHN MARSHALL MILLARD 

The Reverend John Marshall Millard was born in Temple, Texas 
on December 28, 1885, and passed to his eternal reward on April 26, 
1969. Even though born in Texas, the name John Marshall reveals the 
fact that his parents were Virginians, the Reverend Marshall Wallace 
Millard and Elvira Clayton Morton. 

Brother Millard entered Hampden-Sydney College in 1906, graduating 
in 1910 with an A.B. degree. He attended Union Theological Seminary 
in Richmond from 1910, graduating in 1913 with a B.D. degree. Licensed 
on June 13, he was ordained as an evangelist in April 1914 by Albermarle 
Presbytery where he served during the next ten years. During this time 
he served the churches at Littleton, Warrenton, Norlina, Roanoke Rapids 
and Young Memorial. He led in the organization of the First Church in 
Roanoke Rapids in 1913, and the Norlina Church in 1924. In 1924 he 
accepted a call from the Alamance Presbyterian Church where he served 
as faithful pastor until he retired in 1956, after 32 years as minister. 

John M. Millard was a man called of God to preach the word. When 
the writer was a student at Union Seminary in 1919-1922, he was for- 
tunate along with other students to enjoy the hospitality of the W. S. 
Mortons. In the Morton home was a photograph of a strikingly hand- 
some young man whom Mr. Morton would describe in these words: 
"That is my sister's son, John M. Millard. He is a Presbyterian Minister 
at Littleton ,North Carolina. I had him with me in our insurance com- 
pany and had hopes that he would succeed me, but he wanted to go to 
the Seminary and become a minister." Thirty years later while con- 
ducting an evangelistic meeting with Brother Millard at Alamance, he 
added his comment to his uncle's version: *T told Uncle Willie that I 
felt so strongly that the Lord wanted me to preach the word, that I was 
going to the Seminary," and he did. John M. Millard could have become 
a multi-millionaire insurance executive like his uncle, with a palatial 
home in Westhampton, with a country estate along the James River 
and a stable of fancy horses. He would have been a good steward, a 
loyal churchman and a fine Christian gentleman but he felt the call of 
God and answered that call. 

Some ministers are great preachers, with the pulpit their chief 
emphasis, some administrators and organizers who have the church 
organized and running like a well oiled machine, while others are good 
pastors who spend their time and energy with their people, counseling, 
advising, comforting, guiding and kindly rebuking. John Millard was 
all of these and more. He was a good Bible preacher with a strong 
evangelistic note running through his messages. Everytime he preached, 
his congregation knew they had a message from God through the Bible 
by their dedicated minister. He knew the Bible and was faithful in pro- 
claiming it. Like the Apostle Paul, he could say, ''I was determined to 
know nothing among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified." Not only 
in his own congregation did he preach an evangelistic message, but to 
many churches over the Presbytery and Synod where he led in evangelis- 
tic services with the same fervent gospel messages. 

John Millard was gifted in leading his congregation in united efforts 
of all church causes. He was wise in his planning, careful in selection 
of leaders, skillful in placing responsibility, enthusiastic in his encourage- 
ment. As a consequence, the churches he served were always successful 
in the movements and programs of the Presbytery, Synod and General 
Assembly. His ability as an administrator was very evident in the 
building programs which he led. When a church needed a new educa- 
tional building to accommodate its expanding program, he knew how 
to show this need to his people so that they in turn responded with the 
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effort is the lovely sanctuary of Alamance Church. This large congre- 
gation was worshiping in an old building more than one hundred years 
old; much too small yet dear to the hearts of all. It took the wisdom 
of Solomon, the patience of Job, the meekness of Moses and the skill 
of Joshua to lead the Alamance people to demolish their old church build- 
ing and erect a new one in its place, but John Millard was blessed of God 
to see this accomplished. Today the beautiful Alamance Church stands 
on the hill calling worshipers to praise and pray and to meet the needs 
of the community for the next one hundred years. 

But it was as a pastor that John Millard will be best remembered 
by those who knew him and loved him. Throughout his long pastorate 
at Alamance, he was constantly on the go. He was diligent in seeking 
to care for the spiritual needs of souls committed to his care. He knew 
his people by name. He visited them in their homes. He visited them in 
the hospitals. He was always a welcome visitor for he had a word of 
comfort, of encouragement, of inspiration, of help for everyone. When 
he went into a home of sorrow, he could always bring comfort and hope 
because he, too, had known great sorrow and could read God's messages 
to his sorrowing children and take them to the throne of grace in 
prayer. To the home troubled by the many cares of this life where 
the burdens of circumstances were heavy, the day was dark and the 
future unknown, this kindly, understanding pastor could always bring 
hope and courage. It was not necessary to send for him because when 
he heard of need, he was always there. 

The Sermon on the Mount tells us that a true follower of Jesus Christ 
is to be "the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world." We are to 
be living examples of Christ — and thousands of those whose lives John 
Millard touched through the years knew what a genuine Christian is for 
they saw it real, alive, in action in this true and faithful servant of God. 

"Servant of God, well done 

Rest from thy loved employ, 
The Battle fought, the victory won 

Enter thy Master's joy." 

Prepared by: Reverend W. M. Currie 
June 20, 1969 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Bills and Overtures : 

Rev. Norman M. Whitney, Chairman 
Rev. W. Lowry McBath 
Ruling Elder Charles Kerchner 

Resolutions : 

Rev. W. W. Olney, III 
Rev. W. T. Perkins 
Mrs. Bernard Boyd 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 

The report of the sub-committee on Audit and Budget was 
presented by the Chairman, Ruling Elder R. E. Kizer, and 
was received as information. 



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415th Stated Meeting, June 26, 1969 



The Chairman of the Council, Ruling Elder Paul Boone, pre- 
sented the report and recommendations, which were adopted 
as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the 1970 Asking Budget of $679,330 for Orange Presbytery 
be adopted. 

2. That the assessment schedule for 1970 for General Assembly, 
Synod and Presbytery Employee Retirement of $24,957.80 be 
adopted. 

3. That an assessment of 10<2^ per member be assessed to churches 
to underwrite approximately 1/2 the cost of the Bi-Centennial 
Celebration of Orange Presbytery. 

4. That an asseessment of up to 204 per member be assessed to 
churches to underwrite the cost of printing and publishing the 
history of Orange Presbytery. 

5. That 1968 Audit be postponed until next stated meeting due to the 
difficulty we have had in securing an auditor within the Budget. 

6. That Mrs. Whittington's retirement income be raised from $2,400.00 
to $2,700.00. This amount is to be underwritten by the present 
balance in the checking account. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
1970 ASKING BUDGET 

General Assembly Causes 

Synod Causes 

Presbytery Causes , 



Church Extension $126,144.00 

Council 45,000.00 

Christian Education 57,000.00 

Glade Valley 25,000.00 



$253,144.00 



TOTAL $679,330.00 

PROPOSED 1970 BUDGET 
COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

1970 

Proposed 1969 

Budget Budget 

SALARIES: 

Executive Secretary $10,500.00 $ 9,800.00 

Secretary 4,500.00 4,800.00 

Bookkeeper 4,800.00 4,800.00 

M.A.F.— Mr. Cheshire 1,385.00 1,218.00 

FICA— Mr. Cheshire 538.00 469.00 

FICA— Employees 444.00 422.00 

*E.A.F. 384.00 



$22,167.00 $21,893.00 



*Employees' qualify after one year service for Employees' Annuity 
Fund 



$253,183.00 
173,003.00 
253,144.00 



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21 



OFFICE EXPENSES: 



Building Maintenance and Equipment 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 




200 00 




Lot — ^Robeson Estate 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Telephone 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Office Supplies 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


Utilities 


1 AAA AA 

1,000.00 


1 AAA AA 
1,000.00 


Postage 


-\ c\v r\ f\f\ 

1,250.00 


-| O C A A A 

1,250.00 


Service Contracts 


275.00 


275.00 


Petty Cash 


100.00 


100.00 




% 8,325.00 


$ 8,125.00 


AUTO AND TRAVEL: 






Auto, Operating and Maintenance 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


Travel, Committee & Other 


700.00 


700.00 


Auto Payments 


800.00 






« o 700 on 


$ 1 Qoo no 




1970 






P v(\ rt n s 


1969 




XfUUgl:;!/ 










Stewardship Promotion 


$ 500.00 


$ 750.00 


Candidates (Scholarship Fund) 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


r^nmm iQCiinn c\y\ IVTinici'l'pi* qtiH TTiq AAT^riTlr 

V^Uilllllloo lUll Ull XVXllllo LCI <Xxx\X ±Xlo VV <JX JtV 


1 000 00 


750.00 


Audit and Budget 


500.00 


5oo!oo 


Special Study Committee 


150.00 


350.00 


Council 


100.00 


350.00 


Christian Higher Education 


500.00 


500.00 


Unassigned Committee Expense 


500.00 


300.00 


Nominations 




100.00 


World Missions Furlough House 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 




$ 5,450.00 


$ 5,800.00 


TXT A "NT C! IT XT' YT3T7'XTCJT7'C? . 




Payments 


1,570.00 


1,570.00 


Utilities 


800.00 


800.00 


Telephone 


115.00 


250.00 


Maintenance 


400.00 


400.00 




c o ooc c\r\ 

j}) 2,oo5.00 


d* O AOA AA 

J|> 3,020.00 


OFFICE OF STATED CLERK- 

V-/ ±. X. X. \_/ J_i \_/ J. y~J -L XX X A— A X-J VvXJX-JXVXV • 




Printing Minutes 


1,700.00 


1,500.00 


Permanent Clerk 


200.00 


200.00 


Docket 


80.00 






$ 1,980.00 


$ 1,700.00 


OFFICE EQUIPMENT & REPLACEMENT 


300.00 


500.00 


INSURANCE AND BONDS 


1,600.00 


1,500.00 


MISCELLANEOUS 


500.00 


500.00 




$45,907.00 


$44,938.00 



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415th Stated Meeting, June 26, 1969 



PROPOSED TAX FOR 1970— CHURCHES OF ORANGE 



Members 25,762 + 101 Ministers = 25,863 
(taken from 1968 Statistical Report) 

General Assembly Assessments $ 9,957.26 

(25,863 X 38.5<' per capita) 

Synod Assessments 12,414.24 

(25,863 X m per capita) 

Presbytery Employee Retirement 2,586.30 

(25,863 X 10^ per capita) 



*Bi-Centennial Observance 
(25,863 X 10<' per capita) 



$24,957.80 
$ 2,586.30 



$27,544.10 



RECOMMEND 

900 And above © $1.03 per capita 
600-899 98<' per capita 
300-599 (a 93(' per capita 
299 & under (a) 884 per capita 



$ 8,214.25 
3,707.34 
6,338.88 
6,325.44 

**$24,585.91 
2,576.20 



Bi-Centennial Observance 
(a IO4 per capita 

$27,162.11 

**NOTE: Difference supplied by balance 
in checking account. 



TAX FOR INDIVIDUAL CHURCHES IS AS FOLLOWS: 



Membership 900 & 


c Above 


@ $1.03 




per capita 






Bi-Ccnt. 


Burlington First 


1306 


$1,345.18 


$130.60 


Ch. of Covenant 


1072 


1,104.16 


107.20 


Greensboro First 


3376 


3,477.28 


337.60 


High Point First 


1226 


1,262.78 


122.60 


Starmount 


995 


1,024.85 


99.50 




7975 


$8,214.25 


$797.50 



Membership 600-899 @ 98<i 






per capita 








Bi-Cent. 


Alamance 


873 


$ 


855.54 


$ 87.30 


Graham 


703 




688.94 


70.30 


Guilford Park 


690 




676.20 


69.00 


Sanford First 


794 




778.12 


79.40 


University 


723 




708.54 


72.30 




3783 


$3,707.34 


$378.30 


Membership 300-599 @ 93<^ 






per capita 








Bi-Cent. 


Asheboro First 


375 


$ 


348.75 


$ 37.50 


Bethany 


385 




358.05 


38.50 


Buffalo (G) 


501 




465.93 


50.10 


Ch. of Cross 


402 




373.86 


40.20 


Forest Hills 


319 




296.67 


31.90 


Hawfields 


432 




401.76 


43.20 


Leaksville First 


477 




443.61 


47.70 


Mebane 


510 




474.30 


51.00 


Northside 


587 




545.91 


58.70 


Piedmont 


373 




346.89 


37.30 


Reidsville First 


549 




510.57 


54.90 


St. Paul 


363 




337.59 


36.30 


Sedgefield 


306 




284.58 


30.60 


Shiloh 


353 




328.29 


35.30 


Westminster 


461 




428.73 


46.10 


Westview 


423 




393.39 


42.30 




6816 


$6,338.88 


$681.60 


Membership 299 & 


under 


@ 


88«!' 




per capita 








Bi-Cent. 


Bethel 


217 


$ 


190.96 


$ 21.70 


Bethesda 


164 




144.32 


16.40 


Bethlehem 


98 




86.24 


9.80 


Brentwood 


134 




117.92 


13.40 


Broadway 


90 




79.20 


9.00 


Buffalo (L) 


179 




157.52 


17.90 


Crestwood 


269 




236.72 


26.90 


Cross Roads 


222 




195.36 


22.20 


Cumnock 


20 




17.60 


2.00 


Dogwood Acres 


137 




120.56 


13.70 


East Burlington 


172 




151.36 


17.20 



Edgewood 


197 


173.36 


19.70 


Efiland 


30 


26.40 


3.00 


El Bethel 


98 


86.24 


9.80 


Eno 


113 


99.44 


11.30 


Euphronia 


47 


41.36 


4.70 


Fairfield 


43 


37.84 


4.30 


Faith 


275 


242.00 


27.50 


Farmville 


28 


24.64 


2.80 


Fellowship 


108 


95.04 


10.80 


Glenwood 


229 


201.52 


22.90 


Goldston 


15 


13.20 


1.50 


Greenwood 


123 


108.24 


12.30 


Griers 


64 


56.32 


6.40 


Gulf 


25 


22.00 


2.50 


Haywood 


28 


24.64 


2.80 


Hillsborough 


234 


205.92 


23.40 


Hope View 


109 


95.92 


10.90 


Jonesboro 


294 


258.72 


29.40 


Joyce 


35 


30.80 


3.50 


Little River 


193 


169.84 


19.30 


Madison 


186 


163.68 


18.60 


Memorial 


141 


124.08 


14.10 


Milton 


65 


57.20 


6.50 


Morningside 


73 


64.24 


7.30 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


56 


49.28 


5.60 


New Hope 


163 


143.44 


16.80 


Oakview 


39 


34.32 


3.90 


Pittsboro 


77 


67.76 


7.70 


Pleasant Grove 


83 


73.04 


8.30 


Pocket 


165 


145.20 


16.50 


Randolph 


76 


66.88 


7.60 


Reconciliation 


157 


138.16 


15.70 


Red House 


43 


37.84 


4.30 


Redeemer 


66 


58.08 


6.60 


Riverview 


118 


103.84 


11.80 


St. Andrews 


229 


201.52 


22.90 


Salem 


83 


73.04 


8.30 


Siler City 


172 


151.36 


17.20 


Smyrna 


93 


81.84 


9.30 


Speedwell 


58 


51.04 


5.80 


Springwood 


128 


112.64 


12.80 


Stoneville 


11 


9.68 


1.10 


Stony Creek 


101 


88.88 


10.10 


Trinity 


96 


84.48 


9.60 


Vandalia 


288 


253.44 


28.80 


Wayside 


49 


43.12 


4.90 


Wentworth 


50 


44.00 


5.00 


Whispering Pines 


36 


31.68 


3.60 


White Hill 


199 


175.12 


19.90 


Yanceyville 


97 


85.36 


9.70 


7188 


$6,325.44 $718.80 



NOTE: 



Pending the adoption of a recommendation by Orange Presbytery, 20^^ per member per 
church will be assessed for the publishing of the History of Orange Presbytery. To arrive 
at this amount double the amount shown in the Bi-Centennial column. This means that your 
church will be paying its pro-rata share of the support for the General Assembly, Synod and 
Presbytery Employee Retirement as based on the recommended schedule; The Bi-Centpnnial 
assessment will be 10(' per capita per church; the publishing of the History of Orange Pres- 
bytery assessment will be 204' per capita per church. 



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RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 10 :30, and was reconvened with prayer 
by Rev. William Chappell at 10:50. 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

The Chairman, Rev. James F. Miller, gave the report of the 
Committee, with the report being received as information and 
the recommendations being adopted as follows: 

1. That Sessions be alert to those who may be led to the Gospel 
Ministry, and that systematic appeals be made to that end. 

2. That Presbytery be advised of a conference for ministers and 
candidates to be held December 6 on the campus of UNC-G and 
that the funds necessary for this conference be underwritten by 
the Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery's attention be called to the Craig-Huske Trust 
which makes available $1,000 annually for grants for students 
attending Davidson College studying for the ministry and that 
further information will be available from the Christian Higher 
Education Committee. 

4. That since the Reformed Seminary is not accredited by the 
American Association of Theological Schools and is presently 
under investigation by a committee of the General Assembly, that 
Orange Presbytery advise candidates against attending Reformed 
Seminary pending the outcome of the investigation. 

5. That candidates Vann S. Joines, Jr., and Harold Waldruff, their 
credentials being in order, be examined by Presbytery for ordi- 
nation. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

The Chairman, Rev. Vance Barron, presented the Candidates, 
Vann S. Joines, Jr., and Harold F. Waldruff. The Candidates 
were examined on their Christian Experience, on English 
Bible, on the Sacraments, on Church Government and on 
Theology by the Moderator, by Dr. John Leith, by Rev. Joseph 
W. Flora, by Rev. Ben F. Brown and by Rev. James Allen, 
respectively. The examination was sustained as satisfactory 
in its several parts and as a whole. Mr. Waldruff's full and 
moving personal testimony was accepted as a sermon, and 
was approved as a part of his examination, as was Mr. Joines' 
sermon. 

The requirements of the written parts of the examination 
being approved satisfactory, the Candidates were approved 
for ordination, and pending the signing of the Book of Min- 
isterial Obligation and following ordination, they were en- 
rolled as members of Orange Presbytery. 

LUNCH RECESS 

In the midst of the report of the Committee on Examinations, 
Presbytery recessed for lunch, then reconvened at 1:20 P.M., 
being led in prayer by Dr. Ben F. Brown. 



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THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report of the Commission was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. William D. Varker, and the report with its recommenda- 
tions was adopted as follows: 

I. Under authority granted by the Presbytery, your Commission on the 
Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission in 
the following matters: 

1. That the pastoral relationship of the Reverend C. D. Caldwell 
with the First Church High Point be dissolved effective June 
21, 1969 in order that he might accept the Call of the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church in Staunton, Virginia at Lexington 
Presbytery. 

2. That the pastoral relationship of the Reverend Ben F. Brown 
with the Mebane Church be dissolved effective July 31, 1969, 
in order that he might accept the Call of Abington Presbytery 
to serve as Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk. 

3. The request of George Spransy, Candidate under the care of 
Orange Presbytery, to be dismissed to Fayetteville Presbytery 
was granted. 

4. The request of the Reverend David E. Mullen to be transferred 
to Birmingham Presbytery effective June 15, 1969, to serve 
the Montevallo Presbyterian Church and also the Baptist 
Medical Center was granted. 

5. That the pastoral relationship between the Reverend M. Buie 
Seawell and the Church of Reconciliation be dissolved effective 
July 31, 1969. 

6. That the pastoral relationship between the Reverend Charles 
G. Fitzpatrick and the Bethel Church be dissolved effective 
July 15, 1969 in order to accept the Call of the Butner Pres- 
byterian Church in Granville Presbytery. 

7. That the pastoral relationship between the Reverend Charles 
G. West and the Greenwood Church be dissolved effective 
June 11, 1969, in order to accept the Call of the Cove Creek, 
Grays Chapel and Magill Memorial Presbyterian Churches in 
Holston Presbytery. 

8. The following were appointed Moderators of Sessions without 
pastors: 

James F. Miller — Bethel 

John C. Whitley — Greenwood 

Donald A. Campbell — Mebane 

W. W. Olney, III— Eno and Fairfields 

Otis Turner — Church of Reconciliation 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission received 
the following Calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the Northside Church in Burlington has 
called the Reverend Grady Love as Assistant Minister. Terms 
of the Call are : 

A. $6,000 annual salary 

B. $1,000 annual car allowance 

C. $1,500 annual manse allowance 

D. 10% of the salary basis into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

E. (*) 



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2. The congregation of the Madison Church has called the Rev- 
erend Harold F. Waldruff as pastor. Terms of the Call are: 

A. $6,500 annual salary 

B. $1,200 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse 

D. 10% of salary basis to Ministers' Annuity Fund 

E. (*) 

*This indicates that in each Call there is also stated: 

Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the minister 
and his family 

One month's vacation 
Moving expenses 

Will continue to comply with Presbytery's minimum salary 
standards 

Session will review annually the terms of the Call 

3. The congregation of the Church of the Covenant has voted 
to amend its Call to the Reverend Kay M. Misenheimer effec- 
tive January 1, 1969: 

Salary increase of $350. 

Auto allowance increase of $100 

4. Request was received from the Reverend Harry E. Smith to 
labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery for three years 
as Executive Secretary for the Society for Religion in Higher 
Education with a part-time teaching assignment at Yale 
Divinity School. 

5. Request was received from the Reverend Raymond A. Horn 
to have his membership transferred from Westminster Pres- 
bytery to Orange Presbytery and also to be given permission 
to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery as Synod's 
Director of TRAV. 

6. Request was received from the Reverend James Bruce Frye 
to have his membership transferred from Asheville Presbytery 
to Orange Presbytery and also to be given permission to labor 
outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery as a member of the 
St. Andrews College administration. 

7. Request was received from the Reverend M. Buie Seawell to 
labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery in order to 
continue his work with Complex, Inc. 

8. Request was received from Vann S. Joines, Jr., Candidate 
under the care of Orange Presbytery to be ordained and also 
that he be given permission to labor outside the bounds of the 
Orange Presbytery as Chaplain at St. Andrews College. 

9. Commission reviewed the situation of the Reverend Richard S. 
Watt. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Call of the Northside Church to the Reverend Grady 
Love be approved and the Call placed in his hands, pending 
satisfactory examination. 

2. That the Call of the Madison Church to Harold F. Waldruff 
be approved and the Call placed in his hands, pending satis- 
factory examination. 



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3. That the change in the Call of the Church of the Covenant 
to the Reverend Kay M. Misenheimer be approved. 

4. That at his request the Reverend Harry E. Smith be granted 
permission to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery 
for three years as Executive Secretary for the Society for 
Religion in Higher Education with part-time teaching at Yale 
Divinity School, and to commend Mr. Smith and join in prayer 
for him and his work. (Presbytery was led in prayer by 
Rev. Vance Barron.) 

5. That the Reverend Raymond A. Horn be received as a member 
of Orange Presbytery pending his satisfactory examination 
and that he be given permission to labor outside the bounds 
of Orange Presbytery as Synod's Director of TRAV. 

6. That the Reverend James Bruce Frye be received as a member 
of Orange Presbytery pending his satisfactory examination and 
that he be given permission to labor outside the bounds of 
Orange Presbytery as a member of the St. Andrews College 
Administration. 

7. That at his request the Reverend M. Buie Seawell be granted 
permission to labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery 
in order to continue his work with Complex, Inc. 

8. That Vann S. Joines, Jr., be ordained in the Reidsville First 
Church pending his satisfactory examination and that he be 
granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Orange 
Presbytery as Chaplain of St. Andrews College. 

9. That Richard S. Watt's relationship to the Presbytery remain 
as is through the October 1969 meeting of Presbytery con- 
tingent upon his meeting with the Commission in July and 
that Mr. Watt give some definite decision regarding his future 
plans to the Commission. 

10. To hear the report of John Eliason on installation commissions. 

11. That Presbytery dissolve the relationship between Rev. William 
R. Strickland, Jr., Associate Pastor of the University Church, 
and the Church, effective July 15, 1969. 

12. That Rev. William R. Strickland, Jr. be granted permission to 
labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery for one year 
as a teacher and coach in the Public Schools of Chapel Hill, 
N. C. 

IV. INSTALLATION COMMISSIONS APPOINTED 

1. ORDINATION SERVICE: VANN S. JOINES, JR. 

Sunday, July 20, 1969 7:30 P.M. First Presbyterian Church, 
Reidsville 

Presiding: Rev. Samuel Smith 

Sermon: Rev. Z. N. Holler, Jr. 
Box 5635 

State College Station 

Raleigh, N. C. 27607 
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession: Dr. Robert Balsley 
Prayer of Dedication: Rev. Buie Seawell 
Charge to Pastor: Ruling Elder William Hendrix 
Charge to Congregation: Mr. C. V. Briggs 
Propounding the Questions: Rev. Allen C. McSween, Jr. 



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2. ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION SERVICE: 

Rev. Harold F. WaldrufF 
Sunday, July 13, 1969—7:30 P.M. 
Madison Presbyterian Church 
Preside and Propound Questions: 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
Sermon: Dr. T. Henry Patterson 
Charge to Minister: Rev. Samuel C. Smith 
Charge to Congregation: Rev. John Whitley 
Others: Carlyle Lewis, Madison 
Glenn Webb, Madison 
Jake Balsley, Reidsville 
Alternates: Session of Madison Church 

3. INSTALLATION SERVICE: Rev. H. Dewey Herring 

Crestwood Presbyterian Church, High Point, N. C. 
Sunday, July 20, 1969—7:30 P.M. 

To Preside and Propound Questions: 
Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Sermon: Rev. James Miller 

Charge to Congregation: Rev. William Chappell 
Charge to Minister: Rev. Billy Herring 

Godwin Presbyterian Church 

Godwin, N. C. 

Others: 

Mr. James Herring (Fayetteville Presbytery) 

119 Bremer St., Fayetteville, N. C. 
Mr. Foster Herring (Fayetteville Presbytery) 

601 Monroe St., Spring Lake, N. C. 
Mr. Tommy Hillard (Crestwood Elder) 
Alternates: Rev. Frank Davison 
Mr. Milton Linburg 
Mrs. Clarice Hutchins 
Mr. Illard Yarborough 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Continued 

Chairman Vance Barron introduced the examinations of Rev. 
Dewey Herring, Rev. Raymond Horn, Rev. Grady Love and 
Rev. Bruce Frye. Examinations v^ere conducted in Christian 
Experience, viev^s in Theology, Church Government and the 
Sacraments by the Moderator, by Dr. John Leith, by Dr. 
Ben F. Brov^n and by Rev. Joseph W. Flora, respectively. The 
examination was sustained as satisfactory in its several parts 
and as a whole, and pending the signing of the Book of Minis- 
terial Obligation, the men were received as Ministers of 
Orange Presbytery. 

STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report of the Committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. Lee W. Adkins, with the recommendations being adopted 
as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That each church give careful consideration to the use of the 
suggested available stewardship materials in the packets dis- 



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tributed by the General Council especially the year-round steward- 
ship materials. 

2. That each church be reminded of the availability of a color film- 
strip and record "ALL ONE BODY" at the cost of $15.00 and 
that July 15, 1969 is the deadline for ordering and forwarding 
color slides from the local church. 

3. That each church of Orange Presbytery increase its 1970 
Benevolence Commitment 10% over its Commitment in order that 
the 1970 Budget of Orange Presbytery may be fully subscribed. 

4. That each church urge the Canvass Director, Pastor and Budget 
Chairman to attend the Canvass Directors' Workshop. 

5. That the Stewardship Emphasis Season in 1969 be confirmed as 
October 12-November 16 with November 9 designated as Dedica- 
tion Sunday for the Every Member Canvass; that in 1970 the 
Stewardship Emphasis Season begin October 11 and continue 
through November 15 with November 8 being designated as 
Dedication Sunday. 

6. That the 1969 Every Member Canvass theme be "Reconciliation 
Is Our Business — Back It"; and that churches be urged to make 
full use of theme materials as well as the year-round stewardship 
educational materials. 

7. That local sessions in 1969 or early 1970 give serious consideration 
to leading their people into deeper spiritual commitment by under- 
taking a Thirteen Weeks' Tithing Program, utilizing "Faith — 
the Big Step" materials prepared by the General Council and 
samples in the regular Stewardship Packet. 

8. That churches not having done so in 1969 be urged to take ad- 
vantage of a second and final chance to participate in the "ALL 
ONE BODY" filmstrip in which local church people and activities 
may be portrayed, along with their particular presbytery, synod, 
and General Assembly programs, to show the wholeness of Christ's 
mission through the Church. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Reporting for the Committee, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 
urged the churches to make recommendations for members of 
committees. 

Rev. Milton Foust v^as elected to fill the unexpired term of 
Charles Fitzpatrick on the Sessional Records Committee. 

The Moderator was directed to appoint a replacement for 
William R. Strickland on the Springwood Church Adminis- 
trative Commission. (Replacement is Rev. Galen Elliott.) 

Miss Sandra Schiffley v^as elected to fill the unexpired term of 
Miss Peggy Klick on the Christian Education Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was given by the Chairman, Rev. Wilkes Macaulay, 
and the recommendations were adopted as follows : 

(1) That ministers, laymen and laywomen of the Presbytery help in 
securing adequate, trained Christian leadership for this summer's 
program at Camp New Hope. 



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(2) That Orange Presbytery call to the attention of its Senior High 
students (Grades 9-12) the new Supplemental Senior Conference 
which will be held during the dates July 12-19. 

(3) That Orange Presbytery call to the attention of the churches the 
dates of 2 inter-personal relations laboratories to be held at Camp 
Stewart new Charlotte during the weeks of October 5-10, 1969 
and April 5-10, 1970. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

No report. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS' SALARIES 

The Report of the Chairman, Dr. R. E. Balsley, was presented 
by the Stated Clerk. The report, with its recommendation, 
was adopted as follows : 

PROPOSED DISABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM 
(Pilot- Life Insurance Company) 
Dr. R. E. Balsley, M.D., Chairman 
Salary Committee 

Ministers, Clerks of Session and Treasurers 
Dear Brethren: 

Has your church in the past been faced with the unfortunate situation 
of having your minister disabled for a considerable period of time ? The 
Committee on Salaries for Orange Presbytery has had an opportunity 
to study this situation and has become quite disturbed with the lack of 
protection that the church and the minister has with such an unfortunate 
hapjiening. 

I can quickly think of three cases of Orange Presbytery, one of which 
a good minister had a bad fall with a broken back and was incapacitated 
for a period of approximately 18 months. His good flock provided for 
him during this time of trouble as most of our churches would certainly 
feel obligated to do, but with this had to provide supply pastors for the 
church and of necessity some of the church's program had to be cur- 
tailed. Another church that most of you are familiar with had the 
unfortunate tragedy of their minister while on church visitation having 
a wreck and again becoming incapacitated for a considerable length of 
time. A third church who had had a minister for a relatively short period 
of time was faced with their minister having a coronary and was unable 
to meet his salary obligations. The Church Extension Committee felt 
obligated to help them over this rough period. 

We have felt that though we cannot avoid tragedy, foresight can 
possibly help our churches over such a rough situation. Statistics show 
that 1 in 3 men will be disabled for a rather lengthy illness or accident 
between the ages of 35 and 65. We cannot help but recommend that 
this be oifset by an insurance program. 

Pilot Life Employee Security Program offers what we feel is a good 
program that would be inexpensive for the church and yet may help the 
church as well as the minister for this problem. They offer a program 
in which we may insure our ministers and to us appears very worth- 
while. Briefly the plan that we have studied that appears best to us 
as a committee is a plan that would start paying the minister after 
90 days of being disabled. It would also be a waiver of premium with 
this in case of this disability. With this the insured may receive 50% 



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of his total basis salary, but the figure that would be used for the Board 
of Annuities. For example, the minimum pay schedule for Orange Pres- 
bytery now shows a base salary of $5,600 with a car allowance of $900. 
Added to that would be approximately $1,200 for a manse which would 
give a total of $7,700. A minister in our smallest church on this basis 
would receive approximately $640 a month, and he may be insured for 
$320 per month. In other words, this would be after 90 days of disability 
he would receive $320 each month as long as he is disabled. Under this 
program, if there was an accident and he was disabled for the rest of 
his life he would receive this amount of money. The cost of this would 
be on age, with the young man under 50 the cost of this would be only 
$65.09 per year. Our brethren between the ages of 50 and 59 would have 
to pay for this $82.66, for the same protection and our brethren from 60-64 
would pay $120.82 for the same protection. However, if the man was 
enrolled at a young age his rate would stay the same for the renewal. 

We cannot help but feel that this would be extremely worthwhile for 
any church. There are other details about this that can be brought to 
light at a later time. The minister who makes more than the minimum 
again can be insured for more amounting up to 50% of his salary with 
a limit of $600 for this per month. 

We propose to present this to the Presbytery recommending it to 
the church to do this on a volunteer basis. If 10 ministers are enrolled 
in this the Pilot Life Insurance Company will put this plan into effect. 
If 50% of our ministers apply for this they will not only put this into 
effect, but also insure each minister applying for this regardless of 
previous exisiting diseases such as diabetes, previous coronaries, etc. 
However, if they were affected by that pre-existing disease they would 
receive only of the benefits but all of the benefit if by an accident 
or some other disease. The Pilot Life Insurance Company has promised 
that if our churches would accept this to the extent of 100% rather than 
50% this would be improved so that the uninsurable would approach 
closer to 100% insurability with the riders of pre-existing diseases pay- 
ing from 75% to 100% depending upon how this program will work out. 

We cannot help but have confidence in the Pilot Life Insurance Com- 
pany in their proposal, and we cannot help but recommend that this plan 
be offered to our churches. 

Sincerely, 

R. E. Balsley, M.D., Chm. 
Orange Presbytery Salary Com. 

We list for your information the following churches who have indicated 
an interest in this program: Piedmont; First Church, Burlington (2). 
Rev. Jim Tippens (Christian Education Committee); Executive Secretary 
(Council); First Church, Reidsville; Vandalia; Faith; Hillsborough; St. 
Paul; Rev. Angus McGregor and Rev. M. M. Foust, Church Extension 
Workers; tentative, Starmount (2), Westminster, Bethany. This con- 
stitutes twelve confirmed and four tentative enrollees in the disability 
insurance program. 

We recommend that Orange Presbytery endorse a program of disability 
insurance for its ministers and churches offered by the Pilot Life Insur- 
ance Company which is outlined in the proposal known as A Modern 
Employee Security Program to Eligible Members of Orange Presbytery 
and further defined in the information above. 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Ruling Elder Ed Caldwell and Rev. Charles Carter reported 
for the Commissioners of Orange Presbytery to the 1969 
General Assembly. The report was received as information 
and the Commissioners were commended for their diligence. 



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COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The Chairman, Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, presented the report 
of the Committee. The report and its recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

Your Church Extension Committee continues to function primarily- 
through the following. 

1. NEW CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

Dr. Kirk Allen, Chairman; Mrs. Joseph Vincent, Mr. Floyd 
Hendley. This work has been with Redeemer and Fellowship 
Churches, and with the following projects: Jamestown, Forest 
Oaks, West Burlington, Southwest Reidsville. 

2. SUSTENTATION CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

Mr. Herb Reese, Chairman; Mr. D. J. Walker, Mr. Julius Ramsay. 
This work has been with twelve aid-receiving churches. 

3. COOPERATIVE CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

Rev. Don Campbell, Chairman; Mr. Siewers Wall. We have co- 
operative work among the small churches in: 

a. Caswell County: Mr. Vernon Grimes, Church Extension worker 

b. Orange County: Miss Frances Pritchett, Church Extension 
worker 

c. Lee County: Currently vacant 

d. Rockingham County: to be developed 

4. SPECIAL MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

Rev. Jerry McCann, Chairman; Mr. Floyd Hendley 
This deals at present with a prison ministry and inner-city minis- 
try in Greensboro and part-time alcoholic ministry in Sanford. 

5. BUDGET, FINANCE & PROPERTY COMMITTEE 

Mr. Roy Wagner, Chairman; Mrs. Rossie D. Glass, Mr. Doug Avent. 
As the name implies, this committee concerns itself with the 
annual budget of the Church Extension Committee, the monthly 
financial reports, and the care and maintenance of property owned 
by the presbytery. 

6. EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 
Rev. Norman Whitney, Chairman 

It is abundantly evident both from the witness of the Scriptures 
and the history of God's covenant people that one day each week 
has been set aside for public worship and called "holy unto the 
Lord". During the life time of God's people under the Old Testa- 
ment, this day was called the "sabbath" and strict rules governed 
its observance. Since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, 
the Head of the Church, the day has been called the Lord's Day 
and has been celebrated on the first day of the week. 

While the ceremonial aspects of the Old Testament Sabbath were 
fulfilled by Christ Himself and the New Israel, the Church, was 
given liberty as sons of God to worship in response to the Gospel, 
such liberty has often turned to license and God has not always 
been honored by the practices of the Church. The Reformed Church 
has often been guility of making of the Lord's Day a legalistic 
burden to the people of God, even though intellectually it was 
affirmed every day, not just one in seven, to be the Lord's Day. 
The unsound practice has arisen in our presbytery for various 



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historical reasons which sees some local congregations gathering 
less frequently than once in every seven days for public worship. 
Such an unsound practice violates the clear witness of Scripture 
and the government of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. As a result the name of Christ is dishonored and the 
witness of such congregations is impaired. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. The Evangelism Committee recommends to Orange Presbytery that 
each congregation be reminded of the necessity for regular weekly 
worship; that each session be reminded of its responsibility to assem- 
ble their congregations for public worship on the Lord's Day; and 
that Presbytery direct its sessions to honor Christ and strengthen 
their people by providing regular weekly worship in accordance with 
the Book of Church Order. 

2. That Orange Presbytery encourage ministers, laymen and young 
people to register for and attend the conference at Montreat, August 
8-14, 1969, sponsored by the Board of National Ministries and the 
Board of Christian Education. The theme this year is "Reconciliation". 

MISCELLANOUS 

Re: Hillview Church 

Worship is being conducted each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. 
Sam Smith, after which Church School is held. Approximately thirty 
people are responding to this effort by the Session of the First Church 
Reidsville. 

Re: Church of the Cross 

The committee is continuing to aid the church in several ways 
because of its difficult task in ministering to a racially changing 
neighborhood. Rev. James Watkins will begin work with the church 
and its minister, Rev. James Miller, on July 1, 1969, for a period 
of six months, at the request of the Session of the Church of the 
Cross, and with the consent of the Church Extension Committees. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by the Stated Clerk and was 
adopted : 

I. 

The Trustees of Orange Presbytery continue to supervise the matters 
subject to their jurisdiction. Ordinarily, they hold regular quarterly meet- 
ings with additional meetings when the occasion demands. 

II. 

At a meeting of the Trustees held June 19, 1969, it was stated that 
it is now considered advisable to sell the Manse property at the Hillview 
Church. The matter was thoroughly discussed and it was voted to sub- 
mit the following resolution to Presbytery, at its meeting on June 26, 
1969, said resolution granting the Trustees the requisite authority: 

"RESOLVED, that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, 
and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to sell the 
Manse property at Hillview Church for the best price, and 
on the best terms obtainable, and, if necessary, to employ 
a realtor to seek a purchaser." 



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COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, and was adopted with its recommendations : 
The minutes of the churches in District III reveal Clerks who are diligent 
and neat in the preserving of the records of their churches. We par- 
ticularly commend all the churches in this district for getting their 
records to the examination meeting on time and for the good job the 
Clerks have done. 

Our examinations continue to find many Sessions not conducting at least 
an annual review of Diaconate minutes, much less semi-annual. In one 
church it was observed that a congregational meeting met and trans- 
acted business, but there was not a record of the meeting being called 
by the Session. An action was taken in one congregational meeting to 
the effect that instruction and examination of officers be eliminated. The 
particular circumstances of the action were understandable, but this 
action is worded contrary to the Book of Church Order. 
Eight churches are being recommended for Approval without Exception. 
Fifteen churches are being recommended for Approval with the follow- 
ing Exceptions: 

1) No semi-annual examination of Diaconate Minutes 

2) Inadequate information regarding Annual Statistical Report 

3) Representation to Presbytery and Synod and report not complete 

4) Minutes not read and approved 

5) Minutes of ordination and installation of officers not included 

6) Congregational meeting action not completely in accord with the 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Minutes of the following churches be APPROVED WITH- 
OUT EXCEPTION: Bethany, Bethlehem, Graham, Hawfields, North- 
side, Piedmont, Reconciliation, Stony Creek. 

2. That the Minutes of the following churches be APPROVED WITH 
EXCEPTION (as noted): 

Cross Roads (1) Little River (1, 2, 3) 

East Burlington (2, 4, 5) Mebane (1, 6) 



Hillsborough (1, 2) 

3. That Orange Presbytery instruct the churches of District IV to 
present their Sessional Records for examination on or before October 
2, 1969, at First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, and that the Sessions 
be informed that minutes are being examined up to the date of exami- 
nation. 

REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR 
SPRINGWOOD CHURCH 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis 
Bledsoe. 

Presbytery approved the reconsideration of a portion of the 
original decision of the Springwood Commission. 
Recommendations were adopted as follows: 



call of the meeting 



Efland (1) 
Eno (1, 2, 3, 6) 
Fairfield (1, 2, 4) 
First Burlington (1, 2) 
Glenwood (2, 3, 4) 



New Hope (2, 3, 4, 5) 
Shiloh (4) 
Trinity (1, 2, 3,4) 
University (1) 
Westview (1) 



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1. That Orange Presbytery rescind the actions of the Judicial Com- 
mission report filed with the Stated Clerk September 30, 1969, sec- 
tions A and C, concerning the time of the reorganization of the 
Session of the Springwood Church and that the time for the 
reorganization be left in the hands of the present Administrative Com- 
mission under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

2. That the responsibility for the reorganization of the Session of the 
Springwood Church and the calling of a new minister be placed in 
the hands of the present Administrative Commission. 

COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 

The report was given by the Chairman, Rev. John Womeldorf, 
and v^as received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. W. W. Olney, 
III, and the following proposed amendments to the Constitution 
were approved: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION 

OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 

approved by the General Assembly of 1969 
and sent down to the Presbyteries for advice and consent 

1. That Section 13-2 of the Form of Government be amended by sub- 
stituting the following alternate language: 

"The Pastor is Moderator of the church Session. The Moderator of 
the Presbytery shall ordinarily be elected at each stated meeting. 
A Presbytery may decide to elect its Moderator for one year, but 
he must be a member of the court to serve. The Moderators of the 
Synod and General Assembly shall be elected at each stated meeting 
and must be members of the respective court. In these higher courts 
the Moderator shall serve until his successor is elected. In the case 
of death or inability of the Moderator to serve, the immediate past 
Moderator shall serve as Moderator until a Moderator shall be elected 
at the next stated meeting of the court; or, in the case of his 
inability to serve, the next previous Moderator shall assume the duties 
of the office; and this procedure shall be followed until a Moderator 
has been obtained to complete the term." 
Approved 58-0 

2. That Section 16-5 of the Form of Government be amended by adding 
as the second paragraph the following: 

"Should the Presbytery fail to sustain the examination of a Minister 
seeking admission from another Presbytery, the Presbytery to which 
he seeks admission shall, before adjournment of that meeting, enter 
a statement in its minutes of the reason for such refusal and give 
the Minister under examination the opportunity to enter an answer 
to such statement in the same minutes. If, at that meeting of 
Presbytery, as many as two members of that meeting of Presbytery 
request the Presbytery to do so, the Presbytery shall within ten 
days meet and reexamine such Minister and cause a verbatim trans- 
script of the examination to be made." 

Approved 58-0 

3. That Section 18-6(9) of the Form of Government be amended as 
follows : 



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"Eliminate the period and add to the Section the following words: 
'and to unite or divide those which were before established.' " 

Approved 55-0 
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report of Rev. W. W. Olney, III was adopted as follows : 

On behalf of Orange Presbytery, the Committee on Resolutions would 
like to express its gratitude to the Session and Congregation of Pied- 
mont Presbyterian Church for the kind invitation, preparation and 
hospitality shown our court, meeting here today in Burlington. 

We would also like to share our appreciation with the women of the 
Piedmont Church who so ably provided for our physical needs with 
a delicious noon day meal on the grounds of the Church. 

And to the two candidates for Ordination, Vann S. Joines, Jr. and Harold 
Floyd Waldruff who exhibited to us, by the testimony of their personal 
experiences, the working of the Spirit in our day, and by the testimony 
of their examinations, the diligence of our seminaries in preparing 
men for the ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

The Moderator appointed Rev. Galen Elliott to replace Rev. 
W. R. Strickland on the Administrative Commission for 
Springwood Church. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The Four Hundred Sixteenth Stated Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of San- 
ford on October 23, 1969, at 9:00 A.M. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Presby- 
tery voted to adjourn, and the closing prayer was offered by 
the Moderator, Rev. William W. Peters. 

William W. Peters, Moderator 
Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 



Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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HISTORY OF THE PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Donald Mclver, the first Pied- 
mont Church service was held in July, 1915. The group met under an 
oak tree in Eliza Tate's yard on Washington Street. In August of 1916, 
O. G. Thompson, Sr. was given contract to begin construction of the 
church building. 

At the close of the meeting on January 15, 1917, the church was 
organized by a commission from Orange Presbytery, consisting of Rev. 
Donald Mclver, Rev. S. M. Rankin, Elder J. C. Johnson and Rev. William 
Black. Forty-seven members were received as charter members. Under 
the able leadership of Rev. J. A. Boyd, the old religious education building 
was erected in 1951. The present Sanctuary was remodeled in 1959 under 
the leadership of Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. The new educational building 
was completed in June, 1968. 

The first elders were Robert L. Barnwell, James M. Workman, and 
C. C. Brown. The first deacons: Robert G. Ausley, Otis G. Thompson, and 
John W. Glosson. 

The present membership of the church is 400. 

Piedmont has two sons in the ministry: Rev. Allen Morrison and Rev. 
William Morrison. 

Pastors of the church have been: 

Rev. Donald Mclver Rev. Frank S. Blue 

Rev. H. C. Carmichael Rev. C. E. Hodgin 

Rev. W. P. McCorkle Rev. J. Earl Adkins 

Rev. C. D. Whitley Rev. W. C. McLauchlin 

Rev. W. C. Rourk Rev. J. Alston Boyd 

Rev. 0. C. Houston Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. 

Rev. W. A. Peake Rev. Levi H. Humphreys 

Rev. W. Redd Turner Rev. John E. Eliason 

Rev. John Eliason has been the minister of the Piedmont Church 
since August of 1968. Included in the Call to Mr. Eliason was a housing 
allowance. Mr. Eliason is building his own home at 714 Engleman 
Avenue in Burlington and is expected to move there by September 1st 
of this year. 

There is a new sense of mission here at Piedmont that consists of 
evangelism and service. New members are being added by an increased 
emphasis on visitation and there is a strong awareness of service on the 
part of the congregation. 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED SIXTEENTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Sanford/ N. C. 
October 23, 1969 

The Four Hundred Sixteenth Stated Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery was called to order by the Moderator, The Reverend 
William W. Peters, at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 23, 1969, 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, North Carolina. 
After the singing of a hymn, the Presbytery was led in prayer 
by the Moderator. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Stammie Dowdy Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins Tom B. Collins Burlington First 

Marvin H. Grant 

James H. Allen (Campus Ministry, 

UNC-G) 

W. Kirk Allen, Jr Tyree Nabors High Point First 

Vance Barron Durwood Roberts University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe Mrs. J. W. Stokes Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr M. Leon Cranford Whispering Pines 

Peter B. Burleigh Frank Smith Griers 

W. B. McCain Pleasant Grove 

Cecil C. Callis (Redeemer) 

Donald A. Campbell B. A. McPherson, Sr Hawfields 

Charles R. Carter J. Henry Dowdy Forest Hills 

William Chappell Robert C. Nunn New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr (Stated Clerk) 

Robert R. Childs, Jr Russell H. Lawson Siler City 

L. French Cowan E. M. Sartin Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie Richard Self Fellowship 

Frank A. Davison (East Burlington) 

John E. Eliason Ray Williams Piedmont 

Galen Elliott (Bethlehem) 

Joseph W. Flora F. J, Blackwood, Jr Greensboro First 

J. T. Benjamin 

Milton M. Foust Jamestown 

Samuel R. Fudge (Administrator) 

Joseph M. Garrison (Honorably Retired) 

T. A. Guiton Fred Stone St. Andrews 

John A. Waddell Wayside 

H. Dewey Herring Milton W. Lindberg Crestwood 

Edsel M. Huffstetler Buffalo (G) 

C. W. Kimbrough E. B. Matthews Pocket 

Robert S. Ledbetter Tom McPherson Yanceyville 

Wilkes D. Macaulay R. E. Kizer Asheboro First 

W. Lowry McBath F. Coy Hanner Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann J. Garrett Wilson St. Paul 

Angus W. McGregor (Church Extension) 



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Samuel L. McKay G. L. McNeill Broadway 

Robert W. Dalrymple . . . Salem 

Allen C. McSween William C. McCarley .... Starmount 

Carl May Starmount 

K. M. Misenheimer John Barney Covenant 

C. N. Morrison (Honorably Retired) 

Marion J. Murray (Honorably Retired) 

W. W. Olney, IH J. Harlton McKee Hillsborough 

William T. Perkins Luke H. Gunter, Jr Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters Aubrey C. Thompson .... Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff, Sr (Honorably Retired) 

A. V. Ray Hope View 

H. M. Raynal (Mental Health) 

Robert B. Rock (Honorably Retired) 

James Sample Charles Waddell Fairfield 

M. Buie Seawell (Administrator) 

Paul G. Settle William T. Stratford Northside 

Samuel C. Smith W. F. McLeod Reidsville First 

R. H. Stone (Honorably Retired) 

James S. R. Tippens (Camp New Hope) 

Donald E. Trent J. Percy Keeton Glenwood 

William D. Varker Robert T. Thomas Westminster 

James J. Watkins (Randolph) 

Worth N. Watts Samuel S. Webb Trinity 

John C. Whitley Coy L. Stack Eden First 

Norman M. Whitney, Sr.. A. H. Patterson, Jr Bethany 

Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr Memorial 

John A. Womeldorf Bethesda 

James E. Wood John B. McLeod White Hill 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr Ralph M. Morrison El Bethel 

Harry D. Knight Riverview 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr Paul Craven Brentwood 

Raymond Ragan Bethel 

Willis H. Owens Buffalo (L) 

Mrs. K. L. Whittington . . Cross 

E. L. Gunther Cumnock 

Wilbur N. Johnson Greenwood 

R. T. Osborne Gulf 

Moyer Martin Joyce 

George C. Mason Madison 

W. F. Richmond Mebane 

H. L. Laubscher Morningside 

James A. Bryant Reconciliation 

T. C. Howell, Jr Sanford First 

F. C. Hunter Sedgefield 

Ronald Farris Smyrna 

Ralph S. Alexander Vandalia 

G. H. Baldwin Westview 



CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

According to the official registration cards, the following- 
churches had no Ruling Elder present: Bethesda, Bethlehem, 
Buffalo (G), Cross Roads, Dogwood Acres, East Burlington, 
Efland, Eno, Euphronia, Faith, Farmville, Goldston, Hay- 
wood, Hope View, Little River, Memorial, Milton, Mt. Vernon 
Springs, Oakview, Pittsboro, Randolph, Redeemer, Red House, 
Shiloh, Speedwell, Stoneville, Wentworth. 



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ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

The Moderator in Nomination, Rev. Donald A. Campbell, 
Pastor of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, was elected Mod- 
erator by acclamation. 

PARLIAMENTARIAN 

Rev. H. Middleton Raynal was appointed Parliamentarian by 
the Moderator. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Norman M. Whitney and Rev. Frank A. Davison were 
elected temporary clerks by acclamation. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Pastor of the Edgewood Church of San- 
ford, was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 417th 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder Ralph Monger, Jr., Clerk of Session of the 
Sanford First Church, warmly welcomed Presbytery to San- 
ford and the First Church, and also made necessary announce- 
ments. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

Rev. Roscoe Fisher of Mecklenburg Presbytery, Rev. S. L. 
McKay of Winston-Salem Presbytery and Rev. James Sample 
of Bethel Presbytery were invited to sit as visiting brethren 
with the privilege of the floor. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, the Chairman, gave the report, and 
the Docket was adopted as follows : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED SIXTEENTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SANFORD, N. C. 

OCTOBER 23, 1969 — 9:00 A.M. 

9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. W. W. Peters, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. Donald A. Campbell, Moderator 
in Nomination — Hawfields Church, 
Mebane, North Carolina 
Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. Norman Whitney, 

Bethany 
Rev. Frank Davison, 
East Burlington 

Nomination of Next Moderator 

Address of Wekome: Ralph Monger, Jr. — Clerk of Session 



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Courtesies: Ralph Monger, Jr. — Clerk of Session 
Report of Committee on Worship and Work: 

Dr. Joseph Garrison 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 

1. Special Salaries Committee Statement 

2. World Missions Committee Announcement: 

Rev. Sam Smith 
9:45 A.M. Opening Worship: Rev. W. W. Peters, Moderator 

Sermon: 

10:15 A.M. Recess Period 
10:30 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 

Council of Orange: Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman 

1. Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. R. E. Kizer, Chairman 
Committee on Stewardship Promotion: Rev. Lee Adkins, Chm. 
11:00 A.M. Higher Education: Rev. James F. Miller, Chairman 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. W. D. Varker, 

Chm. 

Committee on Examinations: Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 
1. Rev. S. L. McKay — Pastor-Elect Broadway and Salem 
Churches — Concord Presbytery 
Administrative Commission: RE: Springwood Presbyterian 

Church 
Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chm. 

Bi- Centennial Committee Report 
12:30 P.M. Recess for lunch 
1:40 P.M. Reconvene 

1:45 P.M. Nominations Committee Report: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chm. 

1. Committee Personnel Replacements for 1970 

2. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly — 1970 
Homes Committee Report: Rev. David Blue, Chairman 
Christian Education Committee Report: Rev. Wilkes Macaulay, 

Chm. 

1. Camp New Hope Report 
2:15 P.M. Recess 
2:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Women of the Church: Rev. J. Russell Woods, Chairman 

Mrs. Joseph M. Allred, President of 
Women of Orange 

2:45 P.M. Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, 

Chairman 

1. Installation service for Rev. Angus McGregor 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Mr. C. T. Boyd, Chairman 
Report of Special Committees: 

1. Sessional Records: Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman 

2. Special Studies Committee: 
New Business 

Time and Place of next meeting: Starmount Presbyterian 

Church 
January 22, 1970, 9:00 A.M. 

Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following Ministers were excused from attending this 
meeting of Presbytery : 



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Ben F. Williams 
James F. Miller 
Roy K, Patteson 
Kirk Allen 



John A. Redhead, Jr. 



Fred L. Horton 
Sam R. Hope 



Waiter H. Goodman 
John P. Stephenson, Jr. 
W. Creed Cooper 
Tom Anderson 
Harold Waldruff 
Grady Love 
J. Bruce Frye 



Wilkes Macaulay (3:00) 

2. Certificates for Presbyterial Dismission of a Minister were 
received for Rev. S. L. McKay from Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery, and for Rev. James P. Sample, III, from Bethel Pres- 
bytery. 

3. Certificates of Reception were received and admitted to 
record for the following Ministers: 

Rev. C. D. Caldwell, Lexington Presbytery 
Rev. David E. Mullen, Birmingham Presbytery 
Rev. William A. Dysard, Mecklenburg Presbytery 
Rev. Ben F. Brown, Abingdon Presbytery 
Rev. Charles W. Coates, Mecklenburg Presbytery 

4. Requests for divestiture of office as ministers in the Pres- 
byterian Church, U. S., in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order, Paragraphs 26-9, 112-1, were received from Rev. 
Richard Watt, Rev. Manford M. Saunders and Rev. Cecil C. 
Callis, that they might enter fields of business not directly 
proper to the Ministry. These requests were placed in the 
hands of the Commission on the Minister and His work for 
report later in the day. 

5. An overture was received from the First Presbyterian 
Church, High Point, requesting that the four Stated Meetings 
of Orange Presbytery be held on four different days of the 
week, thereby enabling more Ruling Elders to attend. It was 
placed in the hands of the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

6. Mr. Robert Bridges and Mr. Charles Ostwald, representa- 
tives of Pilot Life Insurance Company, reported to Presbjrtery 
on the Presbytery's Disability Insurance Program. 

7. Minutes of Ordination and/or Installation Commissions 
for Rev. H. Dewey Herring, Vann S. Joines, Jr. and Harold F. 
Waldruff were admitted to record as follows : 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. H. DEWEY HERRING 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Crestwood Church July 20, 1969, 7:30 p.m. and was convened 
with prayer by Mr. Foster Herring. Members present: MINISTERS: 
C. Linwood Cheshire, James F. Miller, Billy H. Herring, William H. 
Chappell and ELDERS: Mr. James W. Herring, Milton Lindberg, Mr. 
Foster N. Herring, T. B. Hilliard, Mrs. Clarice Hutchins. A Quorum 
was present. Elder T. B. Hilliard was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. Presided in the Worship Service. Rev. James F. Miller 
preached the Sermon. Text: John 5:1-9, Sermon: A New Day in Your 
Life. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. recited the proceedings of Presbytery 



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and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the 
Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. H. Dewey 
Herring was Installed as Pastor of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church 
according to Paragraph 27-6, 7, Book of Church Order. Rev. Billy H. 
Herring delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. William H. 
Chappell to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the officers of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by James W. Herring. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
T. B. Hilliard, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSSON TO ORDAIN VANN S. JOINES, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at First Presbyterian Church Reidsville July 20 7:00 p.m. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. A. C. McSween, Jr. Members present: 
MINISTERS: Rev. Sam Smith, A. C. McSween, Jr., Buie Seawell and 
ELDERS: C. V. Briggs, W. H. Hendrix, R. E. Balsley, Candidate Vann 
Joines. A Quorum was present. Elder R. E. Balsley was elected Clerk. 
Rev. Samuel C. Smith Presided in the Worship Service. Dr. Z. N. Holler, 
Jr. preached the Sermon. Text: Matthew 5:21-26, Sermon: A Word 
About Priorities. Rev. Samuel Smith recited the proceedings of Presby- 
tery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and 
the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Vann S. 
Joines, Jr. was Ordained with prayer and the laying on of the hands 
of the Presbytery according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. 
Elder W. A. Hendrix delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder 
C. V. Briggs to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Ordained Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Buie Seawell. 

Sam C. Smith, Moderator 
R. E. Balsley, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND/OR INSTALL 
HAROLD F. WALDRUFF 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Madison Church July 13 7:30 p.m. and was convened with prayer 
by Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. Members present: MINISTERS: Dr. T. H. 
Patterson, C. L. Cheshire, Sam Smith and ELDERS: C. B. Lewis, G. T. 
Webb, J. B. Balsley, Jr. A Quorum was present: Elder J. B. Balsley, Jr. 
was elected Clerk. Rev. C. L. Cheshire Presided in the Worship Service. 
Dr. T. H. Patterson preached the Sermon. Text: 2 Cor. 4, Sermon: 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presby- 
tery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and 
the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. 
Harold F. Waldruff was Ordained with prayer and the laying on of 
hands of the Presbytery and Installed as Minister of the Madison Church 



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according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Rev. Sam Smith 
delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder J. B. Balsley, Jr. to the 
congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Ordained Minister. Members of the congregation met in the 
Fellowship Hall following the service and gave the Minister the right 
hand of fellowship. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by J. B. Balsley, Jr. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
J. B. Balsley, Jr., Clerk 

INTRODUCTION OF RULING ELDERS 

Ruling Elders who were attending Presbytery for the first 
time were introduced. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

The report of the Committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. Sam Smith, and was received as information. 

WORSHIP 

The Worship Service was conducted by Dr. Joseph M. Gar- 
rison. The sermon was preached by the retiring Moderator, 
Rev. W. W. Peters, who chose as his subject ''Let the Church 
Preach the Gospel," using as his text Luke 24:44-53. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for the morning break at 10:15 and was 
reconvened with prayer at 10:40. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Standing Committees were appointed by the Moderator as 
follows : 

Bills and Overtures 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman 

Dr. Vance Barron 

Ruling Elder B. A. McPherson 

Resolutions 

Rev. Lee Adkins 
Rev. Lov^ry McBath 
\ Ruling Elder Tom Collins 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 

I The report of the Council was presented by Ruling Elder Paul 
Boone. The Audit Report was adopted and is to be placed on 
file in the Presbytery Office, with the cover letter to be printed. 
The recommendations of the Council were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. Council wishes to recommend to Presbytery that Churches vv^ho 



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have not already enrolled their ministers in the disability insurance 
coverage consider this as soon as practicable. 

2. Council recommends that the petition for Church Organization of 
the Presbyterian group meeting in the Jamestown area under 
the leadership of Rev. Mac Foust be heard by Presbytery and 
approved with proper recognition of their accomplishments to date. 

3. That Presbytery hear the report of the Audit and Budget Com- 
mittee concerning the audit of the books for 1968 and recommend 
that the audit be approved and committed to the record. 

JAMES D. McNAIRY, JR. 
Accountant 
501 Chancery Place 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 21, 1969 

The Council of Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I have examined the books and records of Orange Presbytery for the 
year ended December 31, 1968 and based on data obtained therefrom, 
I have prepared the folowing statements: 

Exhibit A — Benevolence Fund 

Schedule A-1 — General Assembly and Synod Assessment Fund 

Exhibit B — Church Extension Fund 

Schedule B-1 — Debenture Bonds and Debt Service Fund 

Exhibit C— Office of Orange Fund 

Exhibit D — Christian Education and Camp New Hope 

Exhibit E— Trust Funds 

My examination was made in accordance with generally accepted 
auditing standards and included such procedures as I considered neces- 
sary in the circumstances except as noted in the immediately following 
paragraph. All checking and savings accounts which were examined 
were found to be in order. 

I did not confirm loan balances at December 31, 1968, or valuations 
of investments or properties owned by Orange Presbytery. In many 
cases, the expense classifications as determined by office personnel were 
used by me in my report. This, of course, did not affect the over-all 
disbursements for the calendar year. 

In my opinion, the accompanying statement of cash receipts and dis- 
bursements present fairly the recorded cash transactions of the funds 
of Orange Presbytery which I examined for the year ended December 
31, 1968. 

Very truly yours, 

James D. McNairy, Jr., Accountant 

COMMITTEE ON AUDIT AND BUDGET 

The report of the Committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Ruling Elder R. E. Kizer, and the 1970 Asking Budget was 
adopted : 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
1970 ASKING BUDGET 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY CAUSES $253,183.00 
SYNOD CAUSES 173,003.00 



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PRESBYTERY CAUSES 253,144.00 



$679,330.00 

CHURCH EXTENSION $126,144.00 
COUNCIL 45,000.00 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 57,000.00 
GLADE VALLEY 25,000.00 



$253,144.00 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The Chairman, Rev. Lee Adkins, presented the report, and the 
recommendations of the Committee were adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That each church give serious consideration to increasing its 
Stewardship Acceptance of the budget of Presbytery for 1970 by 
at least 10 per cent above its Acceptance for 1969. 

2. That each church advise the Stewardship and Promotion Commit- 
tee before December 10, 1969 the amount of its Acceptance of the 
budget of Orange Presbytery for 1970. 

3. That Presbytery commend those churches which have made diligent 
effort to forward their benevolence contributions to Presbytery 
on a regular monthly basis. 

4. That since the budget year 1969 ends on December 31, 1969 all 
churches be requested to forward the full amount of the 1969 
Budget Acceptance to the office of Orange Presbytery by the close 
of the day, December 31, 1969. 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by Rev. Buie Seawell, and the rec- 
ommendations as amended were adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Candidate Wayne Rogers be dropped from the roll of Candi- 

dates of Orange Presbytery. 

2. That at his own request. Candidate John P. Stansel, III be dropped 
from the roll of candidates of Orange Presbytery. 

3. That pending the adoption of this report, the Presbytery hear 
from the Rev. Buie Seawell concerning a Conference on the Min- 
istry to be held at U.N.C.-G. on December 13, 1969. 

4. That all ministers be urged to attend the above conference and 
that a diligent effort be made to interest potential candidates 
(particularly high school juniors and seniors and college students) 
in attending. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report of the Commission was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. W. D. Varker. The report, with its recommendations as 
amended, was adopted as follows : 

I. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following calls and found them to be in order: 



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1. The Congregation of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C. has renewed the call of the Reverend William M. Currie 
as Associate Pastor for one year beginning October 27, 1969. 

Terms of Call are: 

A. $8300.00 Annual Salary 

B. $1000.00 Annual Car Allowance 

C. $2100.00 Manse Allowance 

D. 109^1 of the Salary Basis into Ministers Annuity Fund 

E. $600 Manse Utilities 

F. (*) 

2. The Congregations of the Broadway Presbyteryian Church, Broad- 
way, N. C, and the Salem Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C, 
have called the Reverend Samuel L. McKay as Pastor. Terms of 
Call are: 

Broadway Salem 

A. $3400.00 (Annual Salary) $2,350.00 

B. $ 450.00 (Annual Car Allow.) $ 450.00 

C. Free Use of Manse 

D. 10% of the Salary Basis 10% of the Salary Basis 
into Ministers Annuity into Ministers Annuity 
Fund Fund 

E. $ 500.00 (Manse Utilities) 

F. (*) (*) 

3. The Sessions of the Eno Presbyterian Church of Cedar Grove and 
the Fairfield Presbyterian Church of Efland have called the 
Reverend James Sample as Stated Supply for 12 months. Terms 
of Call are: 

Eno Fairfield 

A. $2272.80 (Annual Salary) $1515.20 

B. $ 360.00 (Annual Car Allow.) $ 240.00 

C. Free Use of Manse Free Use of Manse 

D. 10% of the Salary Basis 10% of the Salary Basis 
into Ministers Annuity into Ministers Annuity 

Fund Fund 

E. 60% (Group Life and Major 40% 
Medical Insurance) 

F. 60% (Moving Expense) 40%; 

G. Comply with minimum standards of Orange Presbytery. 

H. Review annually in the Session the terms of the Call. 

4. The Congregation of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church of High 
Point, N. C, has called the Reverend William J. Wrenn, Jr., as 
pastor. Terms of Call are: 

A. $6000.00 Annual Salary 

B. $ 900.00 Annual Car Allowance 

C. Free Use of Manse 

D. 10% of Salary Basis into Ministers Annuity Fund 

E. (*) 

*NOTE: This indicates that in each Call there is also stated: 

1. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the minister 
and his family 

2. One month's vacation 

3. Moving expenses 

4. Continue to comply with Presbytery's minimum standards 

5. Review annually in the Session the terms of the Call 



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5. The Commission heard the request of The Reverend Richard S. 
Watt to divest him of the office of Minister without censure accord- 
ing to the Book of Church Order, paragraph 26-9 due to his re- 
evaluation of his call to the Ministry and his acceptance of work 
at Burlington Industries as a Chemist which is not directly- 
proper to the Ministry. 

6. The Commission reviewed the written request of The Reverend 
Manford H. Saunders to divest him of the office of Minister in 
order to enter the field of business. 

II. ACTING IN THE CAPACITY OF A COMMISSION: 

1. The Commission concurred with the request of the Mt. Vernon 
Springs Presbyterian Church and the Pittsboro Presbyterian 
Church to dissolve the pastoral relationship of The Reverend 
William A. Dysard, Jr., in order that he might accept a call 
to become minister of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church, Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, effective August 15, 1969. 

2. The Commission concurred with the request of the Morningside 
Presbyterian Church to dissolve the pastoral relationship of The 
Reverend H. Middleton Raynal in order that he might become an 
employee of the Lee-Harnett Mental Health Authority of the 
North Carolina Department of Mental Health. Mr. Raynal has 
been engaged in this work part-time for the last 20 months and 
has been supported by the Church Extension Committee. Mr. 
Raynal requested that Orange Presbytery grant him permission 
to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery in accord with 
Paragraph 16-2 BCO, which the Commission recommends to the 
Presbytery for action. 

3. The Commission granted the request from The Reverend William 
E. Massey, Jr., to dissolve his relationship with the Session of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, as Assistant Pastor 
effective August 31, 1969 in order to pursue a course of study at 
New College, Edinburg, Scotland, for a period of up to 36 months 
and that he be given permission to labor outside the bounds of 
Orange Presbytery, subject to the review of the Commission each 
12 months. 

4. The following persons were appointed as Moderators of Sessions 
of Pastorless churches: 

Pittsboro-Mt. Vernon Springs — Rev. Robert Childs 
Milton-Redhouse — Rev. John Womeldorf 
Shiloh — Dr. James Efird 
Speedwell — Rev. Samuel Smith 
Joyce — Rev. Harold Waldruff 
Vandalia — Rev. Jerry McCann 

5. The Commission dismissed Rev. Allen C. McSween, Jr., to the 
Transylvania-Guerrant Presbytery in order to accept a call to the 
Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky. 

6. The Commission granted the request of the Vandalia Presbyterian 
Church to dissolve the pastoral relationship of The Reverend 
Jack Davis, so that he might accept the call as Associate Pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, effective 
September 20, 1969. 

7. The Commission granted the request of The Reverend Steven A. 
White, VI to be dismissed to Lexington Presbytery so that he 
might accept a call as Assistant Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Staunton and Chaplain of Mary Baldwin College. 



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8. Approved as Interim Supply for a period of three months, be- 
ginning October 26, 1969, Dr. James M. Efird (Sanford First) 
and Rev. Irvin Knight (Buffalo (L)). 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. Approve the renewal of the Call of the First Presbyterian Church 
to the Reverend William M. Currie as Associate Pastor for one 
year beginning October 27, 1969. 

2. Approve the Call of the Broadway and Salem Presbyterian 
Churches to the Reverend Samuel L. McKay. 

3. Approve the Call of the Eno and Fairfield Sessions to the 
Reverend James Sample as Stated Supply for 12 months. 

4. Approve the Call of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church to the 
Reverend William J. Wrenn, Jr. 

5. Receive the request of the Reverend Richard S. Watt to divest 
him of the office of Minister so that his request may be acted 
upon after full deliberation of the next stated meeting of Orange 
Presbytery. (BCO paragraphs 112-1 and 26-9) 

6. Receive the request of the Reverend Manford H. Saunders to 
divest him of the office of Minister so that his request may be 
acted upon after full deliberation at the next stated meeting of 
Orange Presbytery. (BCO paragraphs 112-1 and 26-9) 

7. Receive the request of the Reverend Cecil C. Callis to divest him 
of the office of Minister so that his request may be acted upon 
after full deliberation of the next stated meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery. (BCO paragraphs 112-1 and 26-9) 

8. Grant the Reverend H. Middleton Raynal permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Orange Presbytery as an employee of the Lee- 
Harnett Mental Hospital Authority of North Carolina Department 
of Mental Health. 

9. Grant the request of the Congregation of the Westview Church 
that their Pastoral Relationship with Rev. Manford H. Saunders 
be dissolved. 

10. Grant the request of the Congregation of the Church of the 
Redeemer that their Pastoral Relationship with Rev. Cecil C. 
Callis be dissolved December 31, 1969. 

11. Grant the request of the First Church, Sanford, that their Pas- 
toral Relationship with Rev. R. Don Carson be dissolved. 

12. Grant permission to The Reverend William E. Massey, Jr., to 
labor outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery in order to pursue 
a course of study at New College, Edinburg, Scotland. 

13. Seriously urge all Sessions and Ministers to come to the Com- 
mission with problems before these problems reach a stage of 
emergency; and that all members of Presbytery pull together in 
a positive way by being faithful to Christ, His Church and the 
constitutions of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

14. That the Moderator be instructed to appoint a special committee 
to determine what response, if any. Orange Presbytery should 
make to the so-called "Declaration of Commitment of 500 Min- 
isters." 

15. That Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., be given permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Orange Presbytery for the year 1970. 



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COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. J. Earl 
Adkins, and was received as information. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR SPRINGWOOD CHURCH 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, and was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 

A report on Presbyterian Survey was presented by Rev. John 
A. Womeldorf and was received as information. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30, and was reconvened 
at 1 :40, with prayer being led by Rev. Carl May. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lee Adkins, 
with the following recommendations being adopted: 

1. That the Resolution which follows these recommendations be adopted. 

2. That a copy of the Resolution be sent to each Session of the Churches 
in Orange Presbytery with the request that it be read to the Con- 
gregation in full. 

3. That a representative of Orange Presbytery be sent to the meeting 
on October 24, called by Concerned Presbyterians, Inc., to read the 
statement of our General Assembly concerning "Concerned Presby- 
terians, Inc.," and that the Session of the Church Host for this meet- 
ing be instructed to see that the representative of Orange Presbytery 
be permitted to read the General Assembly's statement at some time 
before the meeting adjourns. 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS the 109th General Assembly has stated that "the programs 
and activities of the 'Concerned Presbyterians' do not constitute a valid 
pattern of Christian faithfulness for our people and the techniques and 
philosophies of 'Concerned Presbyterians' do not promote the peace, 
unity, edification and purity of Christ's Church"; and 

WHEREAS the 109th General Assembly provided for an ad interim 
committee of 11 persons to study "the state of the church and the causes 
making for unrest"; and 

WHEREAS a letter has been circulated to members of Orange Presby- 
tery signed by the "Chairman of Concerned Presbyterians, Inc. of Orange 
Presbytery," although Concerned Presbyterians, Inc. is neither an official 
body of The Presbyterian Church, U.S. nor an official body of Orange 
Presbytery; 

BE IT RESOLVED that Orange Presbytery insist that Concerned Pres- 
byterians, Inc. cease and desist from using the name of Orange Presby- 
tery in its organizational structure so as to imply an official relationship 
between these bodies, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Orange Presbytery encourage the 
churches and the members of the churches of Orange Presbytery to work 



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within the official framework of The Presbyterian Church, U.S. to learn 
the causes making for unrest in our Church and thus work together to 
promote the peace, unity, edification and purity of Christ's Church. 



W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 
M. Buie Seawell 
Joseph W. Flora 
James H, Allen 
John H. Leith 
. Robert R. Childs, Jr. 
J. H. Dowdy 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 



Allen C. McSween 
Charles R. Carter 
Thomas G. Donnelly 
Lewis W. Bledsoe 
James J. Watkins 
John E. Eliason 
John C. Whitley 



The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Joseph Flora, 
and was adopted, with those nominated to serve on committees 
being elected. Commissioners to the General Assembly were 
also elected as follows : 



Ministers: 

Lewis Bledsoe — 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro 27408 
William M. Currie— 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro 27401 
Robert Ledbetter— P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville 27379 
Allen C. McSween, Sr.— P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro 27404 
M. Buie Seawell— Box 12087, Research Triangle Park, Chapel Hill 
27514 

James S. R. Tippens— Route 2, Chapel Hill 27514 

Alternates : " 

1. T. A. Guiton— Route 6, Box 567, Sanford 27330 

2. Sam Hope— P. 0. Box 393, Nashville, Tenn. 

3. Roy K. Patteson, Jr.— 607 Peachtree St., Lexington 27292 

4. Frank A. Davison— 2109 Holland Ave., Burlington 27215 

5. A. V. Ray— 2707 Haig St., Greensboro 27405 

6. Samuel R. Fudge— Route 3, Hillsborough 27278 

Ruling Elders: 

John Barney — 615 Candlewood Dr., Greensboro 27403 
Emmett W. Bringle — 513 W. Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro 27408 
Dr. A. B. Croom— 1311 Robin Hood Dr., High Point 
Robert H. Hood— 101 Bethel Spring Dale, Greensboro 27408 
Wade Staunton— 2730 Delaney St., Burlington 27215 
W. Kenneth Young— 3603 Hobbs Rd., Greensboro 27410 

Alternates : 

1. P. R. Armstrong— 1502 W. Lexington Ave., High Point 27260 

2. Frank Gilliam— Route 3, Sanford 27330 

3. Roland Monroe— 414 Garden St., Sanford 27330 

4. Roland Parton— 516 Rudd St., Burlington 27215 

5. J. T. Futrell— 3501 Whithurst Rd., Greensboro 27410 

6. Elwood H. Clayton— Route 1, Ruffin 27326 

The Nominations Committee of Orange Presbytery makes the follow- 
ing recommendations: 

1. That the following resignations be accepted effective October 23, 
1969. 

1) Cecil Callis — Stewardship and Promotion Committee, class of 
1970. 

2) Charles Carter — Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
class of 1971. 



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3) Angus McGregor — Church Extension Committee, class of 1971. 

4) Judge Woodrow Seymour — Church Extension Committee, class 
of 1971. 

5) Wilson Efland — Church Extension Committee, class of 1970. 

6) Lewis Bledsoe — Sessional Records Committee, class of 1970. 

7) Edsel HufFstetler — Records and Amendments Committee 

8) Ralph Holt— Glade Valley School Trustees, class of 1970. 

9) Paul Ingle— Glade Valley School Trustees, class of 1969. 

10) Mrs. William Shields — World Missions Committee, class of 1969. 

11) Joe Walser — Higher Education Committee, class of 1970. 

12) Charles Plummer— Glade Valley School, class of 1970. 

II. That Orange Presbytery approve a request from the Board of Trust- 
ees of Glade Valley School that the Chairman of the Women's Ad- 
visory Board of Orange Presbytery serve as a member of the Board 
of Trustees during her term of office, and that the manual of Orange 
Presbytery be amended to read as follows: 

7. Trustees of Related Institutions 

B. Glade Valley School 

Presbytery shall elect three members annually to the Board 
of Trustees of Glade Valley School for a term of office of 
three years, and shall each year name the Chairman of the 
Women's Advisory Board as a member of the Board of 
Trustees during her term of office. 

III. That Orange Presbytery establish a Permanent Committee on Pres- 
byterian Survey in accordance with a directive of the 1968 General 
Assembly, and that the Manual of Orange Presbytery be amended as 
follows: 

4. Permanent Committees 
M. Presbyterian Survey 

The Presbyterian Survey Committee shall be composed of 6 
members, 4 ministers, one from each district of Presbytery 
and 2 laymen. 

This committee is charged with responsibility of the sub- 
scription and readership of the Presbyterian Survey. 

IV. That Orange Presbytery act on a request from the Office of the 
Synod of North Carolina that we appoint a representative from 
Orange Presbytery to membership on the Synod's Committee on 
Christianity and Health; and that the Rev. Mr. John Eliason be 
approved as our representative on this committee and that the 
Synod's office be notified by the Stated Clerk. 

V. That the following persons be appointed by Orange Presbytery to 
serve in the responsibilities designated. Term of office to begin 
January 22, 1970 except as otherwise indicated: 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 

Rev. John Earl Adkins, Chm., 1000 Garden St., Sanford 27330, Tel.: 
775-5295, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

Rev. Coy Bovender, 6123 Archdale Dr., Greensboro 27410, Tel.: 292-5704, 
299-4550 (res), Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

Rev. Benj. F. Williams, 2521 Catherine Dr., Burlington 27215, Tel.: 
584-6729, Class of 1971— To replace Rev. William Dysard who has 
moved from the Presbytery. Effective October 23, 1969. 

Mr. Vernon Grimes, Box 531, Yanceyville 27379, Tel.: 548-8331, Class 
of 1972— To replace Ed Barnes class of 1969 



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Rev. Milton Foust, Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown 27282, Tel.: 454-1220, 

Class of 1972— To replace Rev. Wm. E. Massey, Jr. class of 1969 
Mrs. Milton Foust (SS), Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown 27282, Tel.: 454-1220, 

Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1969 
Miss Sandra Schiffley (SS), 630 University Dr., Greensboro 27403, Tel.: 

379-9369, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 
Mr. James R. Merrell (SS), 1203 Elmira Ave., Durham, Tel.: 688-1018, 

Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1969 
Rev. W. W. Olney, III, Box 372, Hillsborough 27278, Tel.: 732-3229, Class 

of 1972— To replace Rev. Wilkes Macauley class of 1969 
Mr. S. B. Holt, 1225 Neely Dr., Asheboro 27233, Tel.: 625-2158 625-2616 

(res). Class of 1972 — To replace Tom Collins class of 1969 

The Committee recommends that Rev. W. W. Peters, class of 1970, be 
made Chairman, replacing Rev. Wilkes Macauley, class of 1969. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro 27408, Tel.: 288-5452 

299-1702 (res). Class of 1971— To replace Charles Carter, class of 

1971 who resigned. Effective October 23, 1969. 
Rev. J. Earl Adkins (SS), 1000 Garden St., Sanford 27330, Tel: 775-5295, 

Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1969 
Mr. Hugh C. McLaughlin (SS), 3510 Fox PI., Greensboro 27408, Tel.: 

288-4174, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 
Rev. Angus McGregor, Rt. 13, Box 368, Greensboro 27406, Tel.: 674-2318, 

Class of 1972— To replace John Whitley class of 1969 
Rev. James J. Watkins (SS), 4200 S. Main St., High Point 27262, Tel.: 

431-2287, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
Church Government 

Rev. Donald E. Trent, 1205 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro 27403, Tel.: 
273-1735 299-9293 (res). Class of 1971— To replace Rev. Ben Brown, 
class of 1971 who moved from the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman (SS), 4216 Wayne Rd., Greensboro 27407, Tel.: 
299-4061, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

English Bible 

Rev. Roy K. Patteson, Jr., 607 Peachtree St., Lexington 27292, Tel.: 

248-8421, Class of 1971— To replace Charles West, class of 1971 who 

moved from the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Rev. Vance Barron (SS), Chm., P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill 27514, Tel.: 

929-2102 942-4092 (res). Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 

1969 

Sacraments 

Rev. John C. Whitley, Box 2035, Eden 27288, Tel.: 623-3962 623-6976 
(res), Class of 1972— To replace Jos. W. Flora, Class of 1969 

Theology 

Rev. Robert S. Ledbetter, P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville 27379, Tel.: 
694-4453, Class of 1972— To replace Rev. David Mullen, class of 1969 
who moved from the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 

GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL 

Mr. Ralph Biggerstaff, Rt. 1, Mebane 27302, Tel.: 227-2051 227-4968 
(res). Class of 1970— To replace Ralph Holt, class of 1970 who re- 
signed. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 

Noel E. Garvin, 3606 Madison Ave., Greensboro, Tel.: 299-7712 379-2478 
(B), Class of 1970— To replace Charles Plummer, class of 1970 



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Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton (SS), 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point 27263, 
Tel.: 883-1987, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

Mrs. Roy Truslow, 1706 Penrose Dr., Reidsville 27320, Tel.: 

Class of 1972 — To replace Paul Ingle, class of 1969 who resigned. 
Presbytery take note that the resignation of June Crumpler, Mr. 

David Cashwell became Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

HIGHER EDUCATION 

Rev. Tom B. Anderson, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington 27215, Tel.: 228-1703 

226-9696 (res), Class of 1970— To replace Rev. Harry Smith who 

moved from the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Mr. William Creech, 1321 Robin Hood Rd., High Point 27262, Tel.: 

431-2166 883-4583 (res), Class of 1970— To replace Joe Walser, class 

of 1970 who resigned. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Rev. Harold Waldruff, Box 268, Madison 27025, Tel.: 548-9340 548-2334 

(res). Class of 1972— To replace W. H. Chappell, class of 1969 
Rev. James Bruce Frye, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg 

28352, Class of 1972— To replace John L. Davis, class of 1969 who 

moved from the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Mr. Jack McFalls (SS), 1907 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro 27403. 

Tel.: 292-0645, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 
Mr. N. H. Fleming, III (SS), Rt. 1— Box 158, Haw River 27258, Tel.: 

578-0984, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 
Mr. Frank L. Austin, 809 Montpelier Dr., Greensboro 27410, Tel.: 

292-2154, Class of 1972— To replace James S. Hunt, class of 1969 

INSTITUTIONS: HOMES 

Rev. Samuel R. Fudge (SS), RFD No. 3, Hillsborough 27278, Tel.: 
933-2303 968-8777 (res). Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

Mr. Dewey Scott, Rt. 2, Graham 27253, Tel.: 228-7811 227-3508, Class 
of 1972 — To replace James Howell, class of 1969 

MINISTERS SALARIES 

Dr. R. E. Balsley (SS), Chm., Box 817, Reidsville 27320, Tel.: 340-5211 
349-6335 (res), Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

Mr. John W. Holt, Jr. (SS), 403 Elmwood Dr., Greensboro 27408, Tel.: 
275-0330, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

Mr. Staley Garrison, Box 766, Burlington 27215, Tel.: 226-4474 584-7166 

(res). Class of 1970— To replace Wilson Efland class of 1970 who 

resigned. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Rev. Raymond Horn, P. O. Box 10785 Cameron Village, Raleigh 27605, 

Class of 1971 — To replace Rev. Angus McGregor, class of 1971 who 

resigned. 

Mr. Harry Clark, 301 Lakeside Dr., Burlington 27215, Tel.: 379-3266, 

Class of 1971 — To replace Judge Woodrow Seymour, class of 1971 

who resigned. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Mr. William R. Sizemore, 105 Moore St., Graham 27253, Tel.: 376-3130, 
\ Class of 1972— To replace W. S. Harris, class of 1969 

Rev. William H. Chappell, RFD No. 2, Chapel Hill 27514, Tel.: 942-4710 

942-4710 (res), Class of 1972— To replace Rev. Kay Misenheimer, 

class of 1969 

Rev. Jerry C. McCann (SS), Chm. of Special Ministries, 1901 Ontario St., 
Greensboro 27403, Tel.: 292-2442 292-0092 (res). Class of 1972— Re- 
appointed from class of 1969 

Mr. Roy Wagner (SS), 1311 Pinecrest Ave., Reidsville 27320, Tel.: 
349-5682, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

Mr. Charles Wilkins, 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro 27403, Tel.: 
274-5080, Class of 1972— To replace D. J. Walker, Jr., class of 1969 

Rev. Norman M. Whitney (SS), Chm. of Evangelism, 1502 S. Main St., 



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Graham 27253, Tel.: 227-4041 226-6212 (res), Class of 1972— Re- 
appointed from class of 1969 

The Committee recommends that Rev. Donald A. Campbell, class of 
1971, be made Chairman of the Committee. 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 

Mr. W. Owen Cooke (SS), Box 187, Greensboro 27402, Tel.: 272-4514 
274-0426 (res), Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS COMMITTEE 

Rev. Van S. Joines, Jr., St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg 
28352 — To replace Rev. Edsel Huffstetler who resigned. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Rev. James E. Wood, RFD 1, Sanford 27330, Tel.: 723-2484, Class of 

1970 — To replace Rev. Lewis Bledsoe who resigned 
Mr. Harry Clark (SS), Rt. 1— Box 379, Pleasant Garden 27313, Tel.: 

674-0766, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 
Rev. Milton M. Foust, Rt. 2— Box 110, Jamestown 27282, Tel.: 454-1220, 

Class of 1972 — To replace Charles Fitzpatrick, class of 1969 who moved 

from the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Rev. James S. R. Tippens (SS), Rt. 2, Chapel Hill 27514, Tel.: 942-4716 

942-4614 (res). Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 
Mr. Don Chisholm (SS), 618 Parkview St., Asheboro 27203, Tel.: 625-2228 

625-6615 (res). Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

The Committee recommends that Clyde Wray, class of 1971, be made 
Chairman, replacing Lewis Bledsoe, class of 1970, who resigned. 

STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE 
District I 

Mr. Buford Pearson (SS), Box 185, Yanceyville 27379, Tel.: 694-3263, 
Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1969 

District II 

Rev. Dewey Herring, 645 Greensboro Rd., High Point 27260, Class of 
1970 — To replace Cecil Callis, class of 1970, who resigned. Effective 
Oct. 23, 1969. 

Mrs. Pauline Whittington (SS), 1015 V2 N. Eugene St., Greensboro 27401, 
Tel.: 272-0900, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

District III 

Mr. Jack West, 718 Trail 2, Burlington 27215, Tel.: 229-7630 Ext. 318, 
226-9276 (res). Class of 1972— To replace Grady Wheeler class of 1969 

District IV 

Mr. Gilbert P. Matthews (SS), Rt. 8, Sanford 27330, Tel.: 776-3596, 
Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1969 

SPECIAL STUDIES COMMITTEE 

Rev. Frank A. Davison, Chm., 2109 Holland Ave., Burlington 27215, Tel.: 
226-2909 226-8294 (res). Class of 1971— To replace Rev. C. D. Cald- 
well, class of 1970, who moved from Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 

Rev. Robert R. Childs, Jr., 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City 27344, Class of 
1972 — To replace Charles Fitzpatrick, class of 1969, who moved from 
the Presbytery. Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 

Mr. Elwood Ray, 130 Hillside Dr., Burlington 27215, Tel.: 226-4487 
226-7202, Class of 1972— To replace George Mason class of 1969 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE 

Mr. Charles T. Boyd (SS), Chm., Jefferson Bldg., Greensboro 27401, 
Tel.: 272-6189 292-6516 (res). Class of 1972— Reappointed from class 
of 1969 



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Mr. W. Owen Cooke (SS), Box 187, Greensboro 27402, Tel.: 272-4514 
274-0426 (res). Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Rev. H. Middleton Raynal (SS), Box 476, Sanford 27330, Tel.: 775-2233 
776-1315 (res). Class of 1973— Reappointed from class of 1969 

WOMEN'S WORK 

Rev. R. Grady Love, 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington 27215, Class of 1971— 
To replace J. Russell Woods, class of 1971, who resigned. Effective 
Oct. 23, 1969. 

Rev. L. French Cowan (SS), Chm., RFD No. 4— Box 109, Burlington 
27215, Tel.: 584-8164, Class of 1972— Reappointed from class of 1969 

Mrs. Zeb Vaughn (SS), 1911 Oak St., Greensboro 27403, Tel.: 292-1513, 
Class of 1972 — Reappointed from class of 1969 

WORLD MISSIONS AND OVERSEAS RELIEF 

Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Jr., Broadway 27505, Tel.: 258-6403, Class of 

1972 — To replace Mrs. William Shields, class of 1969, who resigned. 

Effective Oct. 23, 1969. 
Rev. Edsel M. Huffstetler, Chm., 803 16th St., Greensboro 27405, Tel.: 

273-0841 273-6805 (res). Class of 1972— To replace Samuel Smith 

class of 1969 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY COMMITTEE 

District I — Ministers 
Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Chm., RFD 1, Ruffin 27326, Tel.: 939-2520 

District II 

Rev. Coy R. Bovender, 6123 Archdale Dr., Greensboro, Tel.: 292-5704 
299-4550 

District III 

Rev. John E. Eliason, 314 Engleman Ave., Burlington, Tel.: 227-7206 
227-2891 

District IV 

Rev. William T. Perkins, RFD 1— Box 7, Sanford, Tel.: 775-4894 775-2617 
Laymen 

Mr. H. G. McLean, RFD No. 1, Haw River, Tel.: 228-7811 Ext. 5327 
376-3134 

Mrs. John L. Day, Jr., 1124 E. Willowbrook Dr., Burlington, Tel.: 
266-9079 

VI. The Nominations Committee recommends that the following Elders 
be placed in nomination for election as Commissioners to the 1970 
General Assembly. (See Ballot). 

VII. The Nominations Committee recommends that the following Min- 
isters be placed in nomination for election as Commissioners to 
the 1970 General Assembly. (See Ballot). 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. S. L. McKay and Rev. James P. Sample, III, were ex- 
amined on their Christian Experience and on their views in 
Church Government, the Sacraments, and Theology by the 
Moderator, by Rev. H. M. Raynal, by Rev. Allen C. McSween, 
Sr., and by Dr. John Leith, respectively. After questions 



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from the floor, the examination was sustained as satisfactory 
in its several parts and as a whole. A motion was adopted 
that pending the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligation 
they be enrolled as Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

INSTALLATrON COMMISSIONS 

Commissions to install Rev. S. L. McKay and Rev. William 
Wrenn were elected as follows : 

1. Rev. S. L. McKay, Broadway Presbyterian Church, November 9, 1969 

7:00 P.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — To Preside and Propound Questions. 

Rev. Allen C. McSween, Sr. — To Preach the Sermon 

Rev. Lee W. Adkins — To Charge the Congregation 

W. W. Seymour — To Charge the Pastor 

Robert Dalrymple — To Offer the Prayer 

Vernon Stephens — To Offer a Prayer 

2. Rev. William J. Wrenn, Jr., Brentwood Presbyterian Church 

November 16, 1969, 7:30 P.M. 
Rev. Charles Carter — To Preside and Propound the Questions 
Rev. Jerry C. McCann — To Preach the Sermon 
Elder Pamar Smith — To Charge the Congregation 
Rev. Dewey Herring — To Charge the Pastor 
Rev. James Watkins — To Offer the Prayer 
The Session of the Brentwood Church 

COMMITTEE ON WOMEN'S WORK 

The Chairman, Rev. J. Russell Woods, introduced the Presi- 
dent of the Women of Orange, Mrs. Joseph M. Allred, who 
presented the report of the Women of the Church. The report 
was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report of the Committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. K. M. Misenheimer. 

The following Commission was elected to organize a Church 
in Jamestown on December 7, 1969 : 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer — Moderator 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — Organization of Church 

Rev. Milton Foust — Presentation of Charter Members 

Dr. Kirk Allen — To Preach the Sermon 

Rev. James Watkins — To Ordain and/or Install Officers 

Charles Wilkins 

Floyd Hendley 

Herb Reese 

J. C. Jones 

Owen Cooke 

An installation Service was conducted to install Rev. Angus 
McGregor as Church Extension Worker in Southeast Guilford 
County. The Moderator presided and propounded the ques- 
tions, a prayer of consecration was offered by Rev. James 
Watkins, a charge was delivered to the Minister by Rev. 
Lowry McBath, and a charge to the Presbytery was given by 



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57 



Elder John Barney. Rev. Angus McGregor was declared by 
the Moderator to be installed as Church Extension Worker. 
The report of the Committee on Church Extension was 
adopted : 

Your Church Extension Committee is continuing to do its work 
through its Sub-Committees: 

NEW CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE, Dr. Kirk Allen, Chm. 

COOPERATIVE CHURCH COMMITTEE, Rev. Donald Campbell, 
Chairman 

SUSTENTATION CHURCH MINISTRY COMMITTEE, Elder Herb 
Reese, Chairman 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES COMMITTEE, Rev. Jerry McCann, Chm. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Rev. Norman Whitney, Chairman 

BUDGET, FINANCE, AND PROPERTY COMMITTEE, Elder Roy 
Wagner, Chairman 

Our report today is focused on two areas in particular: Jamestown 
and Southeast Guilford County. 

Jamestown: ' 

Today is a happy day for Church Extension in Orange Presbytery. 
Two years ago, our Committee extended a call to Rev. Mac Foust 
to come as Church Extension Worker in the Jamestown area. Mr. 
Foust and his wife. Sue, have worked hard. The people in James- 
town have been responsive and we are happy to announce that this 
group of fine Christians is ready to petition the Presbytery for 
organization as a Church. 

Mr. Foust will present the petition and several people from James- 
town. We are requesting the Presbytery to hear from some of them 
the exciting story of their progress thus far. 

Southeast Guilford County : 

In April, 1969, Orange Presbytery approved the call of the Church 
Extension Committee to Rev. Angus McGregor to become Church 
Extension Worker in Southeast Guilford County, serving Forest Oaks, 
Lynwood Lakes, and Pleasant Garden. 

Mr. McGregor and his family are now living in the Forest Oaks 
community, and he has begun his work. He has visited numerous 
families to determine their interest in this new work, he has made 
many contacts with various churches, schools and civic groups. 
He has an able sub-committee advising him and acting as sort of a 
temporary session. 

Our Committee comes to Presbytery today with the request that Mr. 
McGregor be installed during this meeting of Presbytery as Church 
Extension Worker in Southeast Guilford County, and that he be heard 
briefly relative to this new work. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery approve the petition of the Jamestown people 
for organization as a church, having already been approved 
by the Council of Orange Presbytery at its meeting on October 
8, 1969; and that Rev. Mac Foust and others of the group be 
heard as to the potential and progress in the Jamestown area; 



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that a Commission be appointed to organize the Church on Sun- 
day evening, December 7, 1969, at 7:30 P.M. in the Town Hall 
at Jamestown. 

2. That Presbytery, at this meeting, install Rev. Angus McGregor 
as Church Extension Worker in Southeast Guilford County; that 
the Moderator preside and propound the questions required of 
a Church Extension Worker, a prayer of consecration be offered 
by Rev. James Watkins, a charge be delivered to the Minister 
by Rev. Lowry McBath, and a charge be delivered to the Pres- 
bytery by Elder John Barney; that Mr. McGregor be heard 
briefly relative to his new work. 

3. That Presbytery place with the Church Extension Committee 
the responsibility for encouraging and supervising the clustering 
of certain churches in the Presbytery where it is deemed neces- 
sary for the strengthening of the total work of the Kingdom 
within the Presbytery. 

4. That Sessions encourage representatives from their churches 
to attend the Audio-Visual Previews to be held on November 11, 
1969, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North 
Carolina; and on November 13, 1969, at White Memorial Pres- 
byterian Church in Raleigh. The hours are from 9.30 A.M. to 
5:00 P.M. 

COMMITTEE ON BI CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Donald A. 
Campbell, and was adopted as follows: 

The Bicentennial Committee of Orange Presbytery is composed of the 
following members: 

Rev. Donald Campbell, Chairman 

Dr. Tom Anderson 

Mr. Paul Boone 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Rev. Jack Davis (resigned) 

Dr. Harold J. Dudley 

Dr. Raymond A. Horn 

Dr. R. H. Stone 

Rev. Norman Whitney 

Your Committee has met four times so far in 1969 and is concerned with 
the proper observance of the Bicentennial of the organization of Orange 
Presbytery. The Committee has so far arranged for: 

1. The Synod of North Carolina to meet in June of 1970 within the 
bounds of Orange Presbytery (the First Presbyterian Church of 
Burlington and the Hawfields Church serving as hosts). 

2. Orange Presbytery to meet in observance of its Bicentennial at 
the Hawfields Church in October 1970. 

3. Has encouraged the completion and publication of the "History of 
Orange Presbytery" by Dr. R. H. Stone. 

Recommendations: 

1. That Sunday, September 6th, 1970 be designated as Bicentennial 
Sunday and that the churches of Orange Presbytery and of the 
Synod of North Carolina be encouraged to observe this historic 



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59 



occasion in some fashion; and that in this regard, that a special 
service of worship be held in the name of Orange Presbytery at 
the Hawfields Presbyterian Church. 

2. That the Bicentennial Committee to authorize to invite, in the 
name of Orange Presbytery, special representatives from various 
other church courts and denominations to share in this historic 
observance at the October 1970 meeting of Orange Presbytery 
(and to plan the program). 

COMMITTEE ON HOMES 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. David Blue. 
As a part of the report, William R. Atkins, Director of Public 
Relations of Presbyterian Home, addressed Presbytery. The 
report of the Committee v^as received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report v^as presented by Rev. Lov^ry McBath and was 
received as information. A motion was approved to hear the 
report of the Camp New Hope Program Director, Rev. James 
S. R. Tippen, which was adopted. His report was admitted 
to record as follows : 

Fact sheet: 

I. Facility: 165 Acres adjacent to wooded farm land. 

A. Neighboring farm land being surveyed for development of hous- 
ing an area of our campsites 3, 4, 5 and 6. 100 yards of our road 
connecting campsites 4 and 5 cross our border of this land. If 
this land is developed, houses may be in sight of our woods 
campsites, causing us to abandom them. Aforementioned road 
leads directly to our lake, swimming pool, girls cabins. 

B. Replacement of pump and water lines from pump to water tower 
became necessary this past summer. 

C. Repairs made to cabins through generosity of Men of First 
Church Eden who supplied labor and materials. All cabins 
repaired and put in good order before opening of camp. 

D. Roofing replaced on camp office and adjacent pavillion by Men 
of First Church, Burlington this past Spring. 

E. Clearing and grading of new family campsites done through 
donation of labor and use of equipment by Men of Mebane church. 

Needs: Refurbishing of Retreat Center, Lodge and Infirmary. Better 
heating and insulation in office. Roof repairs on Manager's home 
and Retreat Center. Repairs to swimming pool (project under 
way.) Other land for continued camping program in near future. 

II. Program 

A. New this year — a canoe camp for older youth. Made possible 
through donations from Partners* Class, First Church Greens- 
boro, Dietrick and Vanguard classes. First Church, Sanford and 
an anonymous donor. 

B. Successful summer with staflf. Good reports of results in Bible 
study and personal development of many children. Program 
greatly enriched by services of volunteer leaders. 



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Plans for future: A closer tie with local church C.E. programs 
through "Island groups" consisting of complete small groups 
from local church coming with their own leadership and, possibly, 
program. Better ideas in supplementing program materials for 
resident staff. Enlargement of off camp programs, such as canoe 
camp, outpost camping with hiking, etc. 
Enlargement of Senior High Opportunities at Camp. 

III. Staff: Some economies were realized through cutting two meals 
from those prepared by kitchen staff this summer, limiting their 
time. 

A. Resident Staff — one of the best ever. Relatively young, con- 
genial, dedicated and self giving. Three returned from previous 
year. 

B. Volunteers. Recruitment was a problem. New ideas should help. 
Volunteers worked in well with resident staff. 

Plans: Inviting all eligible college students to dinner during Christ- 
mas vacation, showing camp movie, securing volunteer and resi- 
dent staff leadership through personal follow up interviews. 
Personal visits to ministers in each district by personnel com- 
mittee team and Camp Director. 

STATISTICAL REPORT ON CAMP NEW HOPE 
Summer Sessions 1967, 1968, 1969 



registered) come 



SENIOR HIGHS 


1967 


1968 


1969 


Work Camp 


19 


14 


18 


Senior Conference 


67 


49 


(26 


Counselor-in-Training 


12 


8 


( 1 


Senior Wilderness 








(Canoe Camp— 1969) 


8 


4 


6 


Trail Hike 


5 




(n 


*This person hiked with a 






group from Granville Presby. 








Clean-up Camp 


18 


17 


26 




129 


92 


50 


JUNIOR HIGHS 








I Junior High Camp 


* 


41 


44 


I Wilderness Camp 


8 


9 


12 


II Junior High Camp 




38 


51 


II Wilderness Camp 


20 


21 


13 


III Junior High 




41 


** 


Canoe Camp 






8 


*5 Junior High Camps were held 






in '67. Only totals shown. 








** Only 2 Junior High Camps 








were held in '69. 










163 


150 


128 


JUNIORS 








I Junior Camp 


* 


81 


86 


II Junior Camp 




59 


51 


III Junior Camp 




89 


85 


IV Junior Camp 




60 


79 


V Junior Camp 




58 


56 


*7 Junior Camps were held 








in '67. Only totals shown. 










379 


347 


357 


TOTAL 


671 


589 


535 



416th Stated Meeting, October 23, 1969 



Family Camp 11 families 9 families 18 families 

Resident Staff 12 12 12 

Volunteers (Includes 

Unit Directors) 67 59* 49* 

*Includes 1 permanent volunteer who served all summer 

Number of ministers serving 24 24 16 

Lifeguard 111 

Nurse 14 1 

Kitchen Staff 5 

Churches Represented 58 53 

Non-Presbyterian Campers 7 7 



CAMP NEW HOPE 
Churches Represented in Summer Camps 



rkTCTRTPT T 

JJlolIvlv-'A 1 


1 QfiS 


1 QflQ 

±V\JtJ 


DmTRirT TT 


xvOo 


1 QflQ 


El Bethel 


— 


— 


Hope View 


— 


— 


Riverview 


4 


3 


Memorial 


1 


2 


Stoneville 


— 


■ 


Bethel 


8 


2 


Madison 


10 


4 


Faith 


— 


1 


Joyce 


— 


— 


Westminster 


23 


13 


Reidsville 


22 


10 


Guilford Park 


21 


18 


Smyrna 






Buffalo 


6 


2 


Wentworth 


3 




Ch. of the Cross 


8 


7 


ri-pp PTiwo od 


2 


3 


Snrin p'wood 






Speedwell 


4 




Starmount 


19 


15 


Leaksville 


29 


22 


Greensboro, First 


69 


56 


Milton 


— 


— 


Ch. of the Covenant 


14 


13 


Red House 


— 


— 


Glenwood 


2 


— 


Yanceyville 


2 


2 


St. Paul 


5 


7 


Bethesda 


— 


2 


Sedgefield 


8 


— 


Pleasant Grove 


— 


— 


Vandalia 


12 


8 


Oakview 


1 


1 


Alamance 


16 


20 


Griers 


— 


— 


Ch. of the Redeemer 


4 


1 




— 


— 


Crestwood 


2 


7 




77 


47 


Forest Hills 


5 


9 








High Point 


36 


40 








Brentwood 


2 


1 








Fellowship 


4 


4 








Randolph 


■ — 


1 








Dogwood Acres 


— 


2 








Asheboro 


13 


7 








Whispering Pines 














278 


236 


DISTRICT III 


1968 


1969 


DISTRICT IV 


1968 


1969 


Stony Creek 


5 


4 


Farmville 






Cross Roads 


4 


3 


Mt. Vernon Springs 






Trinity 






Siler City 


4 


4 


Westview 


26 


16 


Pittsboro 


2 




Burlington 


27 


31 


Gulf 






Piedmont 


2 


16 


Goldston 






Northside 






Cumnock 






Mebane 


9 


12 


Salem 






E. Burlington 


11 


8 


Euphronia 






Shiloh 


5 


4 


Broadway 


1 




Graham 


25 


22 


Pocket 


1 


1 


Hawfields 


23 


20 


White Hill 






Bethany 


8 


11 


St. Andrews 


1 




Eno 


5 




Wayside 






Little River 


2 




Sanford 


18 


32 



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Fairfield 






Efland 


4 


3 


Hillsborough 


± 




New Hope 


9 


12 


Bethlehem 






Chapel Hill 


18 


10 


Ch. of Reconciliation 


7 


1 




191 


173 



Edgewood 
Jonesboro 
Buffalo 



3 — 
- 2 
15 
2 



17 

3 

50 



56 



CAMP NEW HOPE 
Figures for 1969 were compiled through August 31, 1969 
Camper Days for 1969 were figured including groups at camp for only 
1 day. Day groups were not included in the 1968 figure for camper days. 
Resident staff" and volunteers are not included either year. 



O 03 00 O to 



22 



Total No. 
Using 

Camp 7188 4791 10842 8093 101 81 



4969* 3272* 8146 5997 65 56 



Orange 
Presby. 

Campers 

& Staff 712* 641* 3560 2864 13 13 

* Staff included 
**Fees owed by churches 
Youth 1174 331 

Adult 432 85 

Family & 
Picnic 

Groups*** 2440 2179 
***Includes all ages 



$26,600.60 $18,312.40* 
*2 groups 
not incl. 



19,105.73 15,014.59 
14,903.25 13,517.50** 



-$168.00 



23 
9 



28 25 



Orange Presbytery 

Youth Group Retreats 
Senior High Council 
Senior High Rally 
Adult Study 
Boy Scouts 
Men of Orange 
Picnics 

Pioneer Conclave 
Family Camps 

woe 

Girl Scouts 
Officers' Groups 
Session & Youth 



Kinds of Uses 
Presbyterian, 
Non-Orange 

Youth Group 

Retreats 
Westminster 

Fellowship 
Adult Study 
Synod Youth 

Consultants 
Picnics 

Synod Inter-person. 
R.L. 

Synod Adult Cabinet 
Synod C. E. Staff 
Catawba Synod 

Pastors 
Fellowship of 

Concern 
Duke Presby. 

Grad. Stud. 
Duke Chaplains 
UNC Chaplains 



Non-Presbyterian 

ACA District Meet. 
ACA Section Meet. 
BSU 

Duke Univ. Rel. 
Coun. 

Picnics 

Catholic High School 
Lutheran Pastors 
YMCA Freshman 

Camp 
NCSU-YMCA Plan. 
Dinners 

Multi-Purpose Tr. 
Frat Party 
Volunteers in Serv. 
VISTA 

Newman Club-Cath. 
Lutheran Ch. Counc. 



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CAMP NEW HOPE 

Orange Presbytery Churches Using Camp New Hope other than at 

Summer Camp. 



1967 



1968 



1969 



Alamance 1 1 1 

Bethany 1 1 1 

Bethel 1 2(lwk. gp) 

Bethesda 1 

Buffalo— G 1 

Burlington 2 6 (2 wk. gp) 

Church of the Cross 1 1 

Ch. of Reconciliation 3 

Crestwood 1 

E. Burlington 1 ^ 1 

Edgewood 1 

Eno 1 1 

Glenwood 1 3(lwk. gp) 

Graham 1 1 

Greensboro First 4 4 

Guilford Park 2 3 

Hawfields 4 

High Point First 1 1 
Jamestown 1 
Jonesboro 1 

Faith 1 

New Hope 3 4(lwk. gp) 4 

Northside 1 

Madison 1 

Mebane 6 3 3 

Leaksville 1 3 work groups 

Piedmont 1 

St. Paul 12 2 

Shiloh 1 

Siler City 1 

Springwood 1 1 

Starmount 2 4 2 

Reidsville 1 

University 6 5 2 

Vandalia 111 

Westminster 2 2 2 

Westview 2 12 
Caswell C. Presby. 1 
John Knox Fellowship — 

Orange County 1 1 

1967 29 churches used camp at least once 

1968 28 churches used camp at least once 

1969 27 churches to date (9/10/69) 

List does not include Orange Presbytery meetings such as Senior Coun- 
cil, Adult Work, Youth Work Retreats, Men of the Church, etc. 

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Rev. Lowry McBath and Ruling Elder Tom Collins were 
elected to the Class of 1972. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE 

The report of the Trustees was presented by the Stated Clerk, 
Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., and the following resolution 
v^as adopted: 



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RESOLVED, That the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be authorized 
to sell the former Hillview Presbyterian Church Manse, near Reidsville, 
North Carolina, for not less than fifty-eight hundred dollars ($5,800.00), 
the purchasers to assume a mortgage of thirty-eight hundred three 
dollars and sixty-seven cents ($3,803.67), as a part of the purchase price, 
with interest from October 1, 1969, held by Mutual Savings and Loan 
Association, Reidsville, North Carolina, with the balance of approxi- 
mately two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) to be paid to the Presbytery 
in cash at the time of closing, and with the 1969 County taxes to be 
pro-rated, and the purchasers to arrange their own hazard insurance. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report of the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, was approved 
as follows : 

This report on the examination of the Sessional Records of District 
IV completes our first full year of undertaking this task through the 
Sessional Records Committee. It has proved profitable to your Com- 
mittee as we have worked to understand our task and we hope helpful 
to churches in enabling them to preserve their minutes in good order. 
On the whole, we commend the Clerks of Sessions for their diligence in 
this important task. 

The examination of the minutes of Edgewood Presbyterian Church 
revealed an action of the Session regarding property (i.e. altering of 
property lines, and exchange of property) that is an improper action 
(see BCO 12-3). We therefore are recommending to Presbytery that 
their minutes be disapproved for this violation and that the Session be 
instructed to call a Congregational Meeting to properly deal with this 
matter. Upon correction of this error, the Sessional Records Committee 
is prepared to recommend approval. 

The exceptions noted to churches are essentially the same as noted 
in other Districts: no semi-annual review of Diaconate, improper report- 
ing of ordination /installation of officers, inadequate selection and report- 
ing of representatives to Presbytery and Synod, minutes not read and 
approved and congregational minutes not recorded in Session Book. 

The Sessional Records of Farmville, Mount Vernon Springs, Siler City, 
Haywood, Gulf, and Goldston were not presented to the Committee for 
examination. We have requested that these minutes be brought to this 
meeting of Presbytery for examination by the Committee. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be 

Approved Without Exception: 

Buffalo (L), Euphronia, Morningside, Pittsboro, Pocket, White 
Hill. 

2. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be 

Approved With Exceptions: 

Broadway, Cumnock, Jonesboro, St. Andrews, Salem, Sanford 
First, Wayside, Siler City. 

3. That the Sessional Records of the Edgewood Church be disapproved 
for the reasons as noted, that the Session be instructed to call a 
Congregational Meeting to deal with the matter of property, and 
that the Session report to the Sessional Records Committee when 
this action has been properly handled. 

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Sessional Records for examination at First Presbyterian Church, 
Reidsville, on January 6, 1970. 

5. That the Committee be instructed to contact Churches whose 
minutes are delinquent to deliver them to the First Church, San- 
ford, for examination. 

COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The report of the Chairman, Rev. W. W. Peters, was adopted 
as follows: 

The following overture was received from the First Church, High Point: 
The Session of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point, North 
Carolina respectfully overtures the Presbytery of Orange to hold 
its four stated meetings during the year on four different days of 
the week, thereby enabling more Ruling Elders to attend. 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the overture from the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of High Point be answered in the affirmative; and 

2. That this matter be placed in the hands of the Committee on 
Worship and Work of the Presbytery for implementation, with 
the request that the Committee report to the January, 1970 meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lee W. 
Adkins, and the following resolution was adopted : 

That the 416th Presbytery express its warm appreciation to the Session, 
Staff and Members of the First Presbyterian Church, Sanford for the 
cordial considerations for our comfort and their preparations and pro- 
visions made to expedite our work, worship and deliberations, and fur- 
ther, to the Women of the Church for their gracious and bounteous 
ministering to our creaturely needs. 

APPOINTMENTS 

The following appointments were made by the Moderator : 

1. Special Committee appointed by the Moderator concerning so-called 
"Declaration of Commitment": 



2. Dr. Joseph M. Garrison to represent Presbytery at the meeting 
of Concerned Presbyterians, Inc. 

3. Springwood Church Administrative Commission: 

Rev. Milton Foust to replace Rev. William E. Massey, Jr., resigned. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. There 
being no further business, Presbytery approved a motion to 
adjourn, with the closing prayer being offered by the Mod- 
erator. The Four Hundred Seventeenth Stated Meeting of 
Orange Presbjrfcery will be held at Starmount Presbyterian 



Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman 
Rev. James Allen 
Elder Owen Cooke 



Rev. Jerry C. McCann 
Elder Charles Wilkins 



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416th Stated Meeting, October 23, 1969 



Church in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 22, 1970 
at 9:00 A.M. 

Donald A. Campbell, Moderator 
Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The First Presbyterian Church of Sanford was organized by Fayette- 
ville Presbytery March 30-31, 1894, with 19 members. It became a part 
of a four church field with Rev. M. C. McNeill as its first pastor. He 
served the church for 13 spirit-filled years and the membership grew 
and in 1908 it became a single church field. 

The church continued to grow in membership, and in 1914 under the 
leadership of the Rev. Frederick Thomas a new church with Sunday 
school rooms was built. The church debt was discharged April, 1918 
under the leadership of the pastor at that time, the Rev. W. S. Golden. 

During the pastorate of his successor, Dr. R. C. Gilmore, the present 
manse was built. In 1927 the Sunday school rooms were burned and the 
sanctuary was damaged. These were rebuilt with some architectural 
changes, and with some debt. Under the leadership of his successor, 
Dr. A. V. Gibson, who became pastor in 1933, and with sacrificial giv- 
ing, the debt was liquidated. At this time the chimes were installed. 

Our 50th Anniversary was observed during the ministry of Dr. 
Frederick W. Lewis, supply pastor. 

During Dr. C. F. McCutchen's pastorate the church's outreach was 
enlarged. The First Synod wide rally of the Men of the Church was held 
in Sanford in 1948. Two chapels were built and organized as Edgewood 
Presbyterian Church and Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

During the ministery of Rev. R. Don Carson the church has grown 
spiritually and in membership. Its outreach has continued. Sessional 
aid was given to Blacks Chapel which was organized into Wayside 
Presbyterian Church. To endeavor to meet the needs of the church, the 
community, and the larger church program, changes have been made in 
organizational structures. The Limited Service Plan has been adopted. 
To meet the educational needs, the church, in 1960, entered a building 
program by modernizing and enlarging the Educational Building and its 
equipment; building larger office space and a Fellowship Hall. Through 
sacrificial giving, and a substantial memorial gift, the indebtedness on 
the church property was liquidated in seven years. Additional parking 
areas and a house next door, that is being used as a Youth House have 
been purchased. Three women have been elected as Elders and one has 
served as our representative to Presbytery. 

Our 75th Anniversary observance was held March 30th of this year, 
with Rev. R. Don Carson presiding. It brought to mind the many changes 
that had taken place; from a small one room church to our modern 
plant; from 19 to our 800 members; from a budget of $480.00 yearly to 
one in excess of $80,000.00 from the Ladies Missionary Society to the 
now church organizations of women, men and youth. 

We realize that our material progress is only a symbol of the many 
lives that have been influenced directly and indirectly by over the years, 
and we look to the future with hope because ''Our church has taken us 
to her heart. We will help do for others what she has done for us. In this 
place where we live we will help her keep aloft the torch of a living 
faith." 



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INDEX 

ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, ETC 5-6 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 14, 39 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSIONS— SPRINGWOOD 33, 49 

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION 34 

AUDIT, Annual-submitted 44 

BEQUEST, form of 2 

BI-CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE 58 

BROWN, Rev. Ben F 24 

BUDGET, information 20-22. 44 

CALDWELL, Rev. C. D 24 

CALLS TO PASTORS 24-25, 45-46 

CANDIDATES 24, 45 

CHILDS, JR., Rev. Robert R 17 

CHURCH EXTENSION WORKER INSTALLED— Rev. Angus McGregor 58 

CHURCHES: 

Cooperative Church Ministry 31 

Hillview (Formerly Dissolved) 32, 64 

Historical Sketches: 

Piedmont Presbyterian Church 36 

First Presbyterian Church, Sanford 66 

Interim Supply Appointed — Buffalo (L) 48 

Moderators of Sessions Appointed 24, 47 

New Church Development — Southeast Guilford County 57 

New Church Ministry — Church of the Cross 31-32 

No Ruling Elder Present at Presbytei-y 13, 38 

Organization — Jamestown, Dec. 7, 1969 56 

Pastoral Relations Established 46, 48 

CLUSTERING OF CHURCHES 58 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 24, 45 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, report of 30 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED 

Church Organization — Jamestown 56 

To Ordain and/or Install 27-27, 56 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING: 

Administrative — Springwood Church 33, 49 

Minister and His Work 24-27, 45-48 

To Ordain and/or Install 16-17, 41 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 

Bills and Overtures 19, 43 

Courtesy and Resolutions 19, 43 

"Declaration of Commitment — 500 Ministers" 48, 65 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Annuities and Relief 29, 49 

Camp New Hope 59-63 

Christian Education 28, 59-63 

Christian Higher Education 23, 45 

Church Extension 31, 56 

Examinations 23, 27, 55-56 

Homes 59 

Minister's Salaries 29 

Nominations 28, 50-55 

Presbyterian Survey 34, 49 

Records and Amendments 34 

Resolutions 35, 49 

Sessional Records 33, 64 

Stewardship and Promotion 27, 45 

Women's Work 56 

Worship and Work 14, 39 

World Missions 43 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 16, 40 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 19, 43 

Audit and Budget 20, 44 



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INDEX— Continued 



CURRIE. Rev. William M 46 

DAVIS, Rev. John 47 

DISABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM ADOPTED 29 

DIVESTITURE OF OFFICE, request for 41, 47 

DYSARD, JR., Rev. William A 47 

FITZPATRICK, Rev. Charles E 24 

FRYE, Rev. James B 25 

HERRING. Rev. H. Dewey 27, 41 

HILLVIEW MANSE PROPOSED SALE 32, 64 

HORN, Rev. Raymond A 25 

JOINES, JR., Rev. Vann S 25, 42 

KIMBROUGH, Rev. C. W 16 

LOVE, Rev. Grady 24 

MASSEY, Rev. William E 47 

McKAY, Rev. S. L 41, 46, 56 

McSWEEN, JR., Rev. Allen C 47 

MEMORIAL: 

Rev. John Marshall Millard 17 

MODERATORS ELECTED 14, 39 

MODERATORS NOMINATED 14, 39 

MINISTERS: 

Dismissed 24, 47 

Pastoral Dissolutions 24, 47-48 

Received 23, 55 

Requests of 24, 28 

Roll 3 

Terms of Call Changed 26, 48 

MULLEN, Rev. David E 24 

NEW CHURCH DEVELOPMENT— Southeast Guilford County 57 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE ELECTED 63 

OVERTURES RECEIVED 41, 65 

PARLIAMENTARIAN APPOINTED 39 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 24. 47 

PASTORAL RELATIONS ESTABLISHED 46 

PRESBYTERY : 

Address To 14, 39 

Adjournment 35, 65 

Communications 16, 40 

Craig-Huske Trust — Davidson College 23 

Directory 7 

Docket 14, 39 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Roll 12, 37 

Stated Meetings 12, 37 

Tax 20-22 

Time and Place of next Meeting 35, 65 

Unfinished Business 35 

RAYNAL, Rev. H. Middleton 47 

REFORMED SEMINARY, Jackson, Mississippi 23 

SAMPLE, Rev. James P., Ill 41, 46 

SAUNDERS, Rev. Manford H 47 

STRICKLAND. Rev. William R 26 

TEMPORARY CLERKS, Election of 14, 39 

TRUSTEES: 

Orange Presbytery 32, 63 

VISITORS 16, 39 

WALDRUFF, Rev. Harold F 25, 42 

WATT, Rev. Richard S 26, 47 

WEST, Rev. Charles G 24 

WHITE IV, Rev. Steven A 47 

WRENN, JR., Rev. William 48, 56 

WORSHIP EACH LORD'S DAY ADVISED 32 

WORSHIP SERVICE 17, 43 




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PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 



FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTEENTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 22, 1970 
m * * * 

FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
High Point, N. C. 
April 23, 1970 
• • * • 

ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE 
FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C. 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
May 2, 1970 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FOUR HUNDREDTH SEVENTEENTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 22, 1970 

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FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
High Point, N. C. 
April 23, 1970 

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ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE 
FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C. 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
May 2, 1970 

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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I - , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's v^ork as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 



The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who v^ould like to leave at least a part of their money or 
property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that 
year: in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1970 



MINISTER 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
HOME OFFICE 



Adkins, John Earl, Th.M 1000 Garden Street, Sanford, 27332 775-5295 

Adkins, Lee W., M.A 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-8333 

Allen, James H 301 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 273-6557 

Allen, W. Kirk, Jr., D.D 918 N. Main Street, High Point, 27260 883-9434 

Anderson, Tom B 508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-9696 

Barron, Vance, D.D P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4092 

Bledsoe, Lewis 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 288-3056 

Blue. David F., Jr 839 Mountain Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-6840 

Bovender, Coy R 6123 Archdale Dr., Greensboro, 27407 299-4550 

Bowers, William M Church of the Redeemer, High Point 

Brannon, Warren C 2634 Alamance Rd., Burlington, 27215 

Brothers, John T 29 Lansdowne Dr., Larchmont, N. Y. 

Bumgardner, Leonard R., Jr Buffalo Church, Sanford 

Burleigh, P. B 3137 Henderson Circle, Lakeland, Fla., 33803 

Callis, Cecil C Rt. 1, Kernersville 883-7898 

Campbell, Donald A RFD 1, Mebane, 27302 226-8280 

Carter, Charles P. O. Box 5445, High Point, 27262 882-3142 

Chappell, WiUiam H RFD 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4710 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr., Th.M.. P. O. Box 9005, Greensboro, 27408 292-1428 

Churchhill, Larry RFD 1, Hurdle Mill, 27352 

Cook, John S. (H.R.) 802 Aiken Rd., Eden, 27288 623-8986 

Cooper, W. C. (H.R.) P. O. Box 505, Montreat, N. C, 78757 

Cowan, L. French, Th.M RFD 4, Box 109, Burlington, 27215 584-8164 

Currie, Marion H P. O. Box 9582, Greensboro, 27408 274-8182 

Childs, Robert R. Jr 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City, 27344 

Currie, William M 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 275-4839 



228-1703 
273-5851 
882-6218 
228-1703 

929-2102 
288-5452 
625-5565 



226-7664 



227-4552 
883-4239 
942-4710 
273-9436 



288-5177 
275-2567 



Davison, Frank A 2109 Holland Avenue, Burlington, 27215 226-2909 226-8294 

Dick, F. Marion (H.R.) RFD 2, McLeansville, 27301 273-6787 

Dickson, A. P. (H.K) Plumtree, 28664 

Eliason, John E 714 Engleman Ave., Burlington, 27215 584-9870 227-7206 

Elliott, Galen RFD 2, Mebane, 27302 563-5162 

Ensley, Eugene 501 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, 27403 

Flora, Joseph W., Th.M 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, 27401 288-7443 275-2567 

Foust, Milton M Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Frye, J. Bruce St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28362 276-6057 276-2066 

Fudge, Samuel R RFD 3, Box 143, Hillsborough, 27278 968-8777 933-2303 



Garrison, J. M., D.D. (H.R.) 1110 Westminster Dr., Greensboro 

Garth, David K RFD 2, Box 24-B, Reidsville, 27320... 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, 27407. 

Guiton, T. A 700 Greenland Dr., Fayetteville, 28303. 



.292-7567 
.349-8177 
.299-4061 



Herring, Dewey 645 Greensboro Rd., High Point, 27260 883-7737 882-4171 

Hope, Samuel R., S.T.M P. O. Box 330, Nashville, Tennessee 

Board of World Missions 

Horn, Raymond A P. O. Box 10785, Raleigh, 27605 834-4379 

Horton. Fred 23 Valley Park Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514 968-5252 

Huffstetler, Edsel M 803 16th St., Greensboro, 27405 273-6805 273-0841 

Huske, Marion P. O. Box 17764, Charlotte, 28211 876-7974 364-1670 

(ext. 314) 

Johnston, Frank S. (H.R.) 323 Pine Grove Dr., Wilmington, 28403 929-6408 

Joines, Vann S., Jr St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28352 276-2066 

Jones, J. S. (H.R.) 2805 Amherst Ave., Burlington, 27215 584-3231 

Kimbrough, C. W RFD 3, Box 264, Sanford, 27330 776-6407 

Ledbetter, Robert S P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville. 27379 694-4453 694-6574 

Leith, John H., Ph.D., Th.M 3401 Brook Rd., Richmond, Va., 23227 359-2756 355-2831 

Love, Grady 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington, 27215 227-9926 226-9451 

Macaulay, Wilkes D P. O. Box 12, Asheboro, 27203 629-3272 625-3227 

Massey, William E., Jr 1 Spottiswood St., Edenburgh EH9, lEP 

Scotland, UK 

May, Carl P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-0838 

McBath, W. Lowry Rt. 4, Box 843, Greensboro, 27406 272-1502 

McCann, Jerry C 1901 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-0092 

McGregor, Angus Rt. 13, Box 368, Greensboro, 27406 674-2318 

McKay, S. L Box 224, Broadway, 27505 258-6451 

McSween, Allen C, D.D .P. O. Box 10146, Greensboro, 27404 299-8446 

Miller, James F., Th.M P. O. Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 272-8432 

Misenheimer, K, M 501 S. Mendenhall, Greensboro, 27403 288-4227 



299-8131 
272-8520 
292-2442 



299-8131 

274- 5467 

275- 6403 



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Morrison, C. N. (H.R.) . . . 
Murray, Marion J. (H.R.) 



P. O. Box 67, Whitsett, 27377 449-4255 

P. O. Box 338, Banner Elk, N. C 898-2697 



Olney, W. W Box 



372, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3229 732-3131 

G'boro Home 



Patterson, T. H., D.D. (H.R.)... 305 W. Hunter St., Madison, 27025 548-2387 272-4638 

Patteson, Roy K., Jr., Ph.D 607 Peachtree St., Lexington, 27202 248-8421 

Perkins, William T RFD 1, Harkey Rd., Sanford, 27330 775-2617 775-4894 

Peters, W. W P. O. Box 328, Graham, 27253 226-6094 226-4747 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr. (H.R.) 49 Georgia Street, N.W., Concord, 28025 782-531(> 



Ray, A. V 2707 Haig Street, Greensboro, 27405 275- 

Raynal, H. Middleton Box 476, Sanford, 27330 776- 

Redhead, John, Jr., D.D 617 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401 272- 

Reiff, Gerald N Office of Chaplain, USS Jason (AR-8) 

FPO San Francisco, 96601 

Rice. W. M. (Infirm) 2509 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, 27408 288- 

Rissmiller, James M RFD 3, Mebane, 27302 

Rock, Robert B. (H.R.) P. O. Box 155, Broadway, 27505 258- 



7945 

1315 776-5641 
4079 275-2567 



6911 
6172 



Sample, James Rt. 1, Box 2, Cedar Grove, 27231 

Schenck, L. B., Th.D. (H.R.) 402 Woodland St., Davidson, 28036 892- 

Seals, L. Hilton, M.D Sylva, 28774 704- 

Seawell, Buie Box 12087, Research Triangle Park 787- 

Settle, Paul 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington, 27215 228- 

Shoemaker, Steven Robert First Church, Pittsboro 

Smith, Harry E 400 Prospect St., New Haven, Conn., 06511 203- 

Smith, Samuel C P. O. Box 575, Reidsville, 27320 342- 

Stephenson, John P., Jr 2618 Deer Place, Greensboro, 27407 299- 

Stone, R. H., D.D. (H.R.) P. O. Box 215, Jefferson, 28604 246- 

Strickland, William R 200 Bennington Drive, Chapel Hill, 27514 942- 



225-4180 



(San- 
ford) 



3401 
568-2135 
3931 782-4481 
6333 226-9451 

865-8839 
1564 349-3224 
7985 272-8291 
7381 
1183 



929-2102 



Tippens, James S. R Rt. 2. Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4614 942-4716 

Trent, Donald E., Th.M 1205 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro, 27403 299-9293 273-1735 



Waldruff, Harold F Box 268, Madison, 27025 548-2334 

Watkins, James J 4200 S. Main Street, High Point, 27263 

Watts, Roy E., D.D. (H.R.) 913 Rotary Drive, High Point, 27260 888-4012 

Watts, Worth Rt. 7, Box 47-F, Burlington, 27215 584-6455 



Wells, Robert 

Westerfield, W. H 

Whitley, John C 

Whitney, Norman M.. 
Whitlock, Elinos, Jr... 
Williams, Benjamin F 



101 W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro, 27406 

(H.R.) 231 Locust Lane, Danville, Va., 24543 

P. O. Box 2035 BB, Eden, 27288 623-6976 

1502 S. Main Street, Graham, 27253 

1729 McKnight Mill Road, Greensboro, 27405 .. .273-4726 

EDT 2521 Catherine Dr., Burlington, 27215 584-6729 

Womeldorf, John A., Th.D RFD 1, Ruffin, 27326 939-2520 

Wood, James E Rt. 1, Sanford, 27330 723-2484 

Woodson, Marshall S. (H.R.) P. O. Box 1246, Thomasville, Ga., 21792 912-226-3449 

Wray, Clyde M 212 Fairway Street, Eden, 27228 623-2842 

Wrenn, William J., Jr 2031 Wesley Place, High Point, 27260 882-0992 



548-9840 
431-2287 



623-3962 
274-4411 



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LAY COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
RES. OFFICE 



Adkins, Mrs. Lee W 503 Oakland Dr., Burlington, 27215 584-7028 

Austin, Frank L 809 Montpelier Dr., Greensboro, 27410 292-2154 

Avent, Doug 1412 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, 27215 226-6179 

Balsley, Dr. R. E Box 817, Reidsville, 27320 349-6335 349-5221 

Bell, Mrs. Leonard H., Sr 3218 Fielding Place. Greensboro, 27405 

Benjamin, J. T 302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro, 27403 273-3668 

Biggerstaff, Ralph Rt. 1, Mebane, 27302 227-4968 227-2051 

Boone, Mr. & Mrs. Paul 107 Homewood Ave.. Greensboro. 27403 299-7527 

Boyd. C. T Jefferson Bldg., Greensboro, 27401 292-6516 272-6189 



Cameron, J. Orton 1410 Elm St., Sanford, 27330 775-5065 

Cashwell, David 2601 W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-7553 

Chisholm, Don 618 Parkview St.. Asheboro, 27203 725-6615 

Clark, Harry 301 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, 27215 226-8509 

Clark, Harry Rt. 1. Box 379, Pleasant Garden, 27313 674-0766 

Collins, Tom 308 Fifth St., Burlington, 27215 226-6181 

Connelly, Mrs. Hazel Box 6607, Greensboro, 27405 

Cooke, W. Owen. Box 187. Greensboro, 27402 273-9452 

Craig, Reid 1035 Main, Asheboro, 27203 625-2525 

Creech, Wm. S 1321 Robin Hood Rd., High Point, 27262 883-4583 

Dalton, Mrs. P. Hunter 1048 Rockford Rd., High Point, 27263 883-1987 

Day, Mrs. John L., Jr 1124 E. Willowbrook Dr., Burlington, 27215 226-9079 

Dodson, Mr. Roy 1212 S. Park Dr., Reidsville, 27320 342-1416 

Duncan, Richard 805 Larkwood Dr., Greensboro. 27410 299-2191 

Edwards, Dr. John A 602 Rockford Rd., Greensboro, 27408 272-0796 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph 501 McCoy Roal, Reidsville, 27320 349-8301 

Fleming, N. H., HI RFD 1, Box 158, Haw River, 27258 578-0984 

Foster, Mrs. Arthur J 1905 Walker Ave., Greensboro, 27403 274-2209 

Foust, Mrs. Milton M Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Garner, John A 1315 McDowell Dr., Greensboro, 27408 299-3033 

Garrison, Staley Box 266, Burlington, 27215 584-7166 

Garvin, Noel E 3606 Madison Ave., Greensboro, 27405 299-7712 

Glass, Mrs. Rossie D RFD 10, Box 156, Greensboro, 27406 275-5163 

Grimes, Vernon Box 531, Yanceyville, 27379 548-8331 

Harrill, Nelson 3210 Sandburg Dr., Greensboro, 27405 274-7338 

Hendley, Floyd 206 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 272-4302 

Herndon, John W 304 Shadow Valley, High Point, 27260 883-1106 

Hilliard, Thomas B RFD 7, Box 276-F, Greensboro, 27407 454-1709 

Hobson, Patrick H 409 Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514 942-2278 

Holt, John W., Jr 403 Elmwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 275-0330 

Holt, S. B 1225 Neely Dr., Asheboro, 27233 625-2158 

Jackson, M. C RFD 1, Sanford, 27330 776-3788 

Jones, Mrs. Roger 1129 Rogers Rd., Graham, 27253 226-4519 

Kirkman, Mrs. K. N 3805 Pleasant Garden Rd., Greensboro, 27406 ... 274-1924 

Kizer, R. E 135 Wainman St., Asheboro, 27203 625-2131 

Kreager, Richard 1518 Liberty Dr., Greensboro, 27408 273-9383 



Lewis, Carlyle 106 Woodland Dr., Madison, 27025. 



.548-6680 



Marks, Dr. Sandy C 303 Granville Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514 929-1628 

Martin, Mrs. W. T 379 Tenny Circle, Chapel Hill, 27514 968-2702 

Mason, George C 555 W. Academy St., Madison, 27025 548-2296 

Matthews, Gilbert P RFD 8, Sanford, 27330 776-3596 

McFalls, Jack 1907 W. Meadowview Rd., Greensboro, 27403 292-0645 

McLaughhn, Hugh C 3510 Fox PL. Greensboro, 27408 288-4174 

McLean, H. G RFD 1, Haw River, 27258 228-7811 

ext. 5327 

McNairy, J. D 501 Chancei-y PI., Greensboro, 27408 275-2406 

McNeely, Robert H 2203 Briarwood Rd., Greensboro, 27403 299-7667 

^c^J^ill Sara p. Q. Box 10162, Greensboro, 27404 272-6758 

McPhaul. John Rt. 4, McCracken Heights, Sanford, 27330 776-5759 

McPherson, Mrs. T. R RFD 1, Blanch, 27212 694-2450 

James 1203 Elmira Ave., Durham 668-1018 

Miller, Wm. M 914 CHff Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-3603 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale Dr., High Point, 27262 888-2079 

Murray Robert L., M.D RFD 2, Box 61, Graham, 27253 227-6116 

Myers, Charles F., Jr 2205 Granville Rd., Greensboro, 27408 272-2606 



775-4119 
275-9833 
625-2228 



226-2484 
274-5467 
272-4514 
672-2111 
431-2166 



275-8093 



226-4474 



882-4189 
275-9611 



625-2616 



966-1167 



376-3134 

273-1763 
272-6197 
299-8133 



629-2211 
379-2465 



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Neal, David Rt. 1, Reidsville, 27320. 



,349-9642 



Parks, C. G 2232 Wilkins St., Burlington, 27215 226-6087 

Parton, Roland 516 Rudd St., Burlington, 27215 228-8047 

Patterson, E. E Box 3277, Burlington, 27215 578-9494 227-2520 

Pearson, Buford Box 185, Yanceyville, 27379 694-6263 

Perry, Charles W 1207 N. Rotary Dr., High Point, 27260 882-6050 

Preyer, L. Richardson 605 Sunset Dr., Greensboro, 27408 274-7178 275-9833 

Pritchett, Frances Box 995, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3131 

Query, Luke W., M.D 208 Foust Street, Asheboro, 27203 625-3387 625-3387 

Ray, Elwood 130 Hillside Dr., Burlington, 27215 226-7202 226-4487 

Reese, Herbert 1963 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1963 

Richmond, Thomas M 1000 Forest Hill Dr., Greensboro, 27403 299-3165 378-5110 

Riddle, James 502 Oakmont Dr., Asheboro, 27203 625-4841 

Rodenbaugh, Lee Madison, 27025 548-2636 548-9985 

Schiffley, Sandra 630 University Dr., Greensboro, 27403 279-9369 

Scott, Dewey Rt. 2, Graham, 27253 227-3508 228-7811 

Scott, R. Henderson Haw River, 27258 227-7853 

Simpson, Robert F 503 Kemp Rd., Greensboro, 27410 292-2022 273-0893 

Short, Richard A Box 1110, High Point, 27261 885-2867 883-9111 

Stevens, Mrs. Vernon Box 206, Broadway, 27505 258-6403 

Taliaferro, M. L 620 Shadylawn Dr., Chapel Hill, 27514. 942-1884 

Truslow, Mrs. Roy 1706 Penrose Dr., Reidsville, 27320 349-5952 

Vann, Mrs. R. W 605 N. Fir Ave., Siler City 742-2048 

Vaughn, Mrs. Zeb 1911 Oak St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1513 

Vincent. Mrs. Joseph 2502 W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-6670 

Wagner, Roy 1311 Pinecrest Ave., Reidsville, 27320 349-5682 

Wagner, Tom Rt. 1, Box 320. Burlington, 27215 584-6851 227-7811 

West, Jack B 718 Trail 2. Grove Park, Burlington, 27215 

White, Stephen White Furniture Co., Mebane, 27302 563-4541 563-9881 

Whittington, Mrs. Pauline 10151/2 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, 27401 272-0900 

Wilkins, Charles 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro, 27403 274-5080 



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1970 DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



1. STATED MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 

The Stated Meetings of the Presbytery shall be held on the Fourth Thurs- 
day of the months of January, April, June and October. The Presbytery 
year shall begin on January 1st. 

II. OFFICERS 

Moderator John H. Leith 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Permanent Clerk Don Trent 

III. PRESBYTERY STAFF PERSONNEL 

The Executive Secretary C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Box 9005, Greensboro, N. C. 27408 

628 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Phone: 273-9463 

The Area Director of Christian Education Miss Sara McNeill 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 
P. O. Box 10162 
Greensboro, N. C. 27404 
Phone: 299-8133 

The Resident Program Director of Camp New Hope . .James S. R. Tippens 
Phone: 942-4716 

IV. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Council (Terms 3 years — 10 members) Chairman elected by Presbytery 
and nine members 

Chairman — Paul G. Boone, 1971 

Personnel: Chairman or Representatives of the Executive Committees: 
Christian Education, Church Extension, Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, Stewardship and Promotion. 

President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women of 
Orange, three Laymen elected by Presbytery. 

1970— R. E. Kizer 

1971— Sandy Marks 

1972— W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

Sara McNeill — Advisory Member — Area DCE 

Note: There shall be quarterly meetings of the Council with 
the Chairmen of the Permanent Committees sitting in 
Ex-OfRcio for planning and proper distribution of 
responsibilities. 

V. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES 

1. Trustees of Orange Presbytery (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman — Charles T. Boyd — 1972 

1970— Robert F. Simpson, Thomas M. Richmond (SS) 

1971— Robert H. McNeely (SS), C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (SS) 

1972— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work (Term 3 years — 10 members 
plus Executive Secretary; 7 ministers, 3 laymen) 

Chairman — Lewis W. Bledsoe — 1971 

1970 — Marion H. Currie, John Eliason, Roland Parton 

1971 — Lewis W. Bledsoe, John W. Herndon, Allen C. McSween 

1972 — Hugh C. McLauchlin (SS), Angus McGregor, James J. Watkins 
(SS), J. Earl Adkins (SS) 

3. Executive Committees 

A. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 19 members) 

(Six ministers and thirteen laymen, Exec. Sect'y — Ex-OfRcio) 

Chairman— W. W. Peters— 1970 

1970 — Mrs. Paul G. Boone, Richard Kreager, Carl May, William W. 
Peters, Tom Wagner, Mrs. Joseph Estes 

1971 — Mrs. Lee W. Adkins, Mrs. Hazel Connelly, Benjamin F. Wil- 
liams, Noel E. Garvin, W. Lowry McBath, Mrs. T. R. Mc- 
Pherson 

1972— James Merrell (SS), Mrs. Milton Foust (SS), W. W. Olney, 
Miss Sandra Schiffley (SS), M. M. Foust, Vernon Grimes, 
S. B. Holt 

B. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 17 members) 
Chairman — Don Campbell — 1971 

1970— W. Kirk Allen, Jr., Floyd Hendley, Reid Craig, Herbert 
Reese, Staley Garrison 

1971 — Donald Campbell, Mrs. Joseph S. Vincent, Lee Rodenbaugh, 
Doug Avent, Harry Clark, Raymond Horn 

1972— Jerry McCann (SS), Roy Wagner (SS), Norman Whitney 
(SS), William Chappel, Jack B. Smith, Charles Wilkins 

C. Stewardship and Promotion (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman— W. T. Perkins— 1971 

Vice-Chairman — John A. Garner — 1970 
District I 1970— David Neal 

1971— John A. Womeldorf 

1972— Buford Pearson (SS) 
District II 1970 — Dewey Herring 

1971— Thomas B. Hilliard 

1972— Mrs. Pauline Whittington (SS) 
District III 1970— M. S. Taliaferro 

1971— Worth Watts 

1972— Jack B. West 



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District IV 1970— Mrs. R. W. Vann 
1971_W. T. Perkins 
1972— Gilpert P. Matthews (SS) 
*Mrs. L. H. Bell, Sr. 

Note: Ex-Officio Members — Personal Faith and Family Life Chairman of 
the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery; *one woman-at- 
large from the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery. 

4. Permanent Committees 

A. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — J. Earl Adkins — 1972 

1970— W. Owen Cooke, M. C. Jackson, Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

1971— C. W. Kimbrough, Mrs. W. T. Martin 

1972— J. Earl Adkins (SS), Coy R. Bovender 

B. Examining (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Vance Barron (SS) — 1972 
Church Government 

1970— H. Middleton Raynal 

1971— Don Trent 

1972— Walter H. Goodman (SS) 
English Bible 

1970— 

1971— Roy K. Patteson 
1972_Vance Barron (SS) 
Sacraments 

1970— W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 

1971— Allen C. McSween 

1972— John C. Whitley 
Theology 

1970— John H. Leith 

1971— James H. Allen 

1972— Robert S. Ledbetter 

C. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman — James F. Miller — 1971 

1970— C. G. Parks, M. Buie Seawell, Dr. John Edwards, Dr. Tom 
Anderson, Wm. S. Creech 

1971 — Nelson Harrill, James F. Miller, Robert L. Murray, J. D. 
McNairy, William Strickland 



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1972— Frank L. Austin, N. H. Fleming, III (SS), James B. Frye, 
Jack McFalls, Harold Waldruff 

D. Institutions: Homes (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman— David Blue (SS)— 1971 

1970— Galen Elliott, Luke W. Query 

1971— David Blue (SS), Miss Frances Pritchett, A. V. Ray 

1972— Samuel R. Fudge (SS), Dewey Scott 

E. Minister's Salaries (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— R. E. Balsley (SS)— 1972 

1970— H. P. Morrison, R. Henderson Scott 

1971— Roy Dodson, Wm. M. Miller 

1972— R. E. Balsley, M.D. (SS), John W. Holt, Jr. (SS) 

F. Nominations (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — Joseph W. Flora — 1970 

1970— Joseph W. Flora 

1971 — Norman Whitney, Richard Short, George Mason 

1972— Tom Collins, W. Lowry McBath 

G. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 10 members) 
Chairman — Clyde Wray — 1971 

1970— T. A. Guiton, E. E. Patterson, James E. Wood 

1971 — Clyde Wray, John P. Stephenson, Jr., J. T. Benjamin 

1972 — James S. R. Tippens, Milton Foust, Harry Clark, Don 
Chisholm 

H. Women's Work (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman — L. French Cowan — 1972 

1970— James Riddle 

1971 — Grady Love, Mrs. Frank R. Brown 

1972 — L. French Cowan, Mrs. Zeb Vaughn 

I. World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Edsel M. Huffstetler— 1972 

1970 — Stephen White, Manford Saunders 

1971— Elinos Whitlock, Jr., Mrs. Arthur J. Foster 

1972— Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Jr., Edsel M. Huffstetler 

J. Worship and Work of the Presbytery (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1970 — Joseph Garrison 

Ex-Officio: Moderator, Host Pastor, and Stated Clerk 
K. Special Studies Committee 

Chairman — Frank A. Davison — 1971 



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1970 — Herbert Reese, Wm. M. Currie, Vance Barron 

1971 — Frank A. Davison, J. Orton Cameron 

1972— Elwood Ray, Robert R. Childs, Jr. 

Standing Committees (Appointed at each meeting of Presbytery) 
Special Committees 

A. Records and Amendments (Term 1 year — 3 members appointed 



Records and Amendments (Term 
April meeting) 

Chairman — W. W. Olney, Vann Joines, Paul Settle 



B. 



History 

Chairman — Charles Perry; Marion S. Huske, T. Henry Patterson 
7. Trustees of Related Institutions 

A. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 

1970— ^ohn A. Redhead, Jr. 

1971— Patrick H. Hobson 

1972— Charles F. Myers, Jr. 

1973— H. Middleton Raynal (SS) 

B. Glade Valley School (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — David Cashwell — 1971 

1970 — Carlyle Lewis, Ralph Biggerstaff, Noel E. Garvin 



Norman Evans 



Phillip D. Jones 



Rodney King 



Neil McKay 



Arthur Ross, III 



William B. Shields 



Scott Ward Smith 



ROLL OF CANDIDATES 

A member of Northside Presbyterian Church, Nor- 
man is a sophomore at King College, Bristol, Ten- 
nessee. His home address is 601 N. Main Street, 
Graham, N. C. 27253 

Phil is from the First Presbyterian Church in High 
Point, and is currently a middler at Louisville Semi- 
nary. His home address is 201 Canterbury Rd., High 
Point, N. C. 

Rodney transferred this year from King College to 
U.N.C.-CH. He is a member of the Mebane Presby- 
terian Church, and his home address is 301 S. 8th 
St., Mebane, N. C. 27302 

A former member of the Guilford Park Presbyterian 
Church, Neil is now residing in Hickory, N. C. Cur- 
rently working, he is reconsidering his status as a 
candidate for the ministry. His home address: 342B 
Second Avenue, N. W., Hickory, N. C. 28601 

A middler at U.T.S. in Virginia, Art is a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church in Asheboro. His 
home address is 345 Lexington Road, Asheboro, N. C. 
27203 

A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bur- 
lington, Bill is presently working in Lumberton, 
N. C, and is reconsidering his candidacy for the 
Gospel Ministry. His home address: 603 Country 
Club Dr., Burlington, N. C. 27215 

Our most recent candidate, Scott is a member of 
the Graham Presbyterian Church, and is a sophomore 
at U.N.C.-CH. His home address is 532 Oakwood 
Lane, Graham, N. C. 27253 



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417th Stated Meeting, January 22, 1970 



MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTEENTH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

January 22, 1970 

The Four Hundred Seventeenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbjrtery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Donald 
A. Campbell, at 9:00 A. M. on Thursday, January 22, 1970, in 
the Starmount Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. Pres- 
bytery was led in prayer by the Moderator. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins (Burlington First) 

James H. Allen (UNC-G Campus 

Minister) 

W. Kirk Allen Earnest McCall High Point First 

Tom B. Anderson Marvin H. Grant Burlington First 

R. D. White Burlington First 

Vance Barron M. R. Leadbetter University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe Reeves A. Lukens Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr. W. Ray Newby Dogwood Acres 

M. Leon Cranford Whispering Pines 

Coy Bovender Ray H. Coble Faith 

Cecil C. Callis (Unattached) 

Donald A. Campbell . R. C. Mebane Hawfields 
Charles R. Carter John W. Thomas, Jr. Forest Hills 

William H. Chappell William W. Barker New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (Stated Clerk) 

Robert R. Childs, Jr. G. C. Wrenn, M.D. Siler City 

L. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Marvin Boswell Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie Vernon Mull Fellowship 

William M. Currie Emmett W. Bringle Greensboro First 

Henry Myers Greensboro First 

W. Y. Preyer, Jr. Greensboro First 

A. P. Routh Greensboro First 

Frank A. Davison . George W. Allen East Burlington 

John E. Eliason John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

Galen Elliott Wilbur Floyd Bethlehem 

Howard McAdams Efland 

Milton M. Foust James D. Howell, Jr. Jamestown 

David K. Garth Leonard Booker Speedwell 

Walter H. Goodman Mrs. J. H. Wilkinson Sedgefield 

T. A. Guiton (Honorably Retired) 

Fred Horton (Graduate Work) 

Edsel M. Huffstetler John Hancock Buffalo (G) 

Vann S. Joines, Jr. (St. Andrews College) 

C. W. Kimbrough Travis Parish Pocket 

Robert S. Ledbetter Neal Watlington Yanceyville 

John H. Leith (Union Theological 

Seminary) 

R. Grady Love (Northside) 

Wilkes D. Macaulay Asheboro First 



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13 



W. Lowry McBath 
Jerry C. McCann 
Angus W. McGregor 
Samuel L. McKay 

Allen C. McSween, Sr. 
Carl May 
James F. Miller 
K. M. Misenheimer 

C. N. Morrison 

W. W. Olney, III 
Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 

William T. Perkins 

W. W. Peters 

Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

A. V. Ray 

H. Middleton Raynal 



Robert N. Smith 
John Ball 



W. C. Buchanan 
Robert W. Dalrymple 
James W. Morrow 



Nelson Harrill 
W. B. Clement 



John L. Bell 



Thomas H. Garrison 
George R. Coble 



Harvey Reid 



James A. Hawkins 
James A. Roney 
C. F. Smith 
Harvey Clarke 

Ira T. Miller 

Max Gardner 

J. S. Williams 

Noah W. Manning 
L. R. Cobb 
Roger N. McClay 
Jack L. Pointer 
Lee P. Thomas 
Orton J. Cameron 
Lyman Moran 
Robert H. Foster 
James D. Jefferson 
Tracy N. Peters, Jr. 
Roland Graham 
James Ferrell 



Alamance 
St. Paul 

(Church Extension) 

Broadway 

Salem 

Starmount 

(Starmount) 

Church of the Cross 

Church of the 
Covenant 

(Honorably Retired) 

Hillsborough 

(Davidson Community- 
College) 

Jonesboro 

Graham 

(Honorably Retired) 
Hope View 
(Minister to 
Alcoholics) 
Eno 

(Complex, Inc.) 

Northside 

Pittsboro 

Reidsville First 

(Hope Harbor) 

(Honorably Retired) 

(Camp New Hope) 

Glenwood 

Westminster 

Madison 

Trinity 

Eden First 

Bethany 

Bethesda 

White Hill 

Smyrna 

Wentworth 

El Bethel 

Bethel 

Buffalo (L) 

Church of the 

Reconciliation 
Church of the 

Redeemer 
Crestwood 
Cross Roads 
Griers 
Joyce 

Little River 

Memorial 

Milton 

Morningside 

Pleasant Grove 

Randolph 

Red House 

St. Andrews 

Sanford First 

Shiloh 

Springwood 

Stoneville 

Vandalia 

Wayside 

Westview 



James P. Sample Robert W. Isley 

M. Buie Seawell 

Paul G. Settle Charles G. Parks 

Steven Shoemaker 

Samuel C. Smith J. Ed Lewis 

John P. Stephenson, Jr. 

R. H. Stone 

James S. R. Tippens 

Donald E. Trent Charles A. Apple 

William D. Varker J. O. Crawford, Jr. 

Harold F. Waldruff Edgar V. Penn 

Worth N. Watts Ralph J. Price 

John C. Whitley G. T. Sykes 

Norman M. Whitney, Sr. Don E. Boggs, Jr. 
John A. Womeldorf Robert L. Neal, Jr. 

James E. Wood J. B. McLeod 

J. R. Woods W. G. Rakestraw 

John F. Flynn 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr. J. Douglas Richardson 

Richard Alcon 
M. C. Jackson 
Edwin Caldwell, Jr. 



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CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 



Asheboro First 

Brentwood 

Cumnock 

Euphronia 

Fairfield 

Farmville 



Goldston 

Greenwood 

Gulf 

Haywood 
Hope View 



Mebane 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

Pittsboro 

Riverview 



ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

The Moderator in Nomination, Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Pastor of 
the Edgewood Church of Sanford, was elected Moderator by 
acclamation. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Norman Whitney and Rev. W. W. Olney were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder Kenneth Brugh warmly welcomed Presbytery to 
Greensboro and to the Starmount Church. Additional an- 
nouncements were made by the host Pastor, Rev. Allen C. 
McSween, Sr. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The report was presented by the Stated Clerk, Rev. C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire, Jr. A communication was read from the chair- 
man. Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, concerning an opinion poll 
relative to the meeting days of Presbytery, in response to an 
overture from the High Point First Church. The poll is to be 
taken. The Docket was adopted as follows: 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTEENTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

JANUARY 22, 1970 — 9:00 A.M. 

9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. Donald A. Campbell, 

Moderator 

Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Moderator in 

Nomination, Edgewood Presby- 
terian Church, Sanford, North 
Carolina 

Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. Norman Whitney, 

Bethany Presbyterian 
Church 
Rev. Willard W. Olney, 
III, Hillsborough 
Presbyterian Church 

Address of Welcome 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Dr. Joseph 

Garrison, 
Chairman 



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1. Response to Overture, High Point First Church 
Nomination of Next Moderator 
Communications and Announcements 
Introduction of Visitors 
9:30 A.M. Worship: Rev. Donald A. Campbell, Retiring Moderator's 

Sermon 

10:00 A.M. Recess 
10:15 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 

Bills and Overtures 

Resolutions 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. William D. 

Varker, 
Chairman 

1. Rev. David K. Garth, Lexington Presbytery 
Council Report: Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman 

Audit and Budget: Mr. Robert Kizer 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee: Rev. Lee Adkins, 

Chm. 

11:30 A.M. Synod's Ad Interim Committee to Study Presbytery 
Boundaries 
^ Reporting : 

Mr. James S. Burch, Granville Presbytery 
Rev. Lee Adkins, Orange Presbytery 
12:00 Noon Bi-Centennial Committee Report: Rev. Donald A. Campbell 

Chairman 

World Missions Committee Report: Rev. Samuel Smith, Chm. 
Sessional Records Committee Report: Rev. Clyde Wray 
12:30 P.M. Recess for Lunch 
1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Christian Education Committee: Rev. Wilkes Macauley, Chm. 
1. Sub-committee — Camp and Conference — Rev. Lowry 

McBath 

Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. K. M. Misen- 

heimer, Chairman 

Christian Higher Education Committee Report: Rev. James 



Miller, 
Chm. 



2:45 P.M. Recess 
3:00 P.M. Reconvene 



Report RE: "Concerned Presbyterians" Meeting: Dr. Joseph 

M. Garrison 

Report RE: "Declaration of Commitment — 500": Rev. Lewis 

Bledsoe, Chm. 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder Charles Boyd, 

Chairman 

Report of Bills and Overtures 

Manual Revision Proposals 

Resolutions Committee Report 

Unfinished Business 

Reading and Correcting of Minutes 

Time and Place of next meeting : 

Adjournment 



NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Dr. John H. Leith, of the Faculty of Union Theological Semi- 
nary, was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 418th 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 



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417th Stated Meeting, January 22, 1970 



COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following Ministers were excused from attending this 
meeting of Presbytery: 



2. A Certificate of Dismission was received from Lexington 
Presbytery for Rev. David K. Garth, and he was invited 
to sit as a visiting brother pending his reception. 

3. A communication from Chaplain Gerald N. Reiff, U. S. 
Navy, relative to his present tour of duty in the Pacific 
was read in part and received as information with the 
recommendation that members of Presbytery take note of 
Chaplain Reiff's address and write him at their earliest 
convenience. 

4. The resignation of Andrew W. Gottschall from the Special 
Studies Committee, Class of 1970, was accepted, and Herb 
Reese, a Ruling Elder of the St. Paul Church, was elected 
to replace him. 

5. A motion was approved to reprint the following recom- 
mendation of the 416th Stated Meeting of Orange Presby- 
tery and the response of Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, who was 
commissioned to visit the meeting of "Concerned Presby- 
terians" on October 24, 1969 : 

RECOMMENDATION: 

That a representative of Orange Presbytery be sent to the meeting 
on October 24, called by Concerned Presbyterians, Inc. to read the 
statement of our General Assembly concerning "Concerned Presby- 
terians, Inc." and that the Session of the Church host for this meeting 
be instructed to see that the representative of Orange Presbytery be 
permitted to read the General Assembly's statement at some time before 
the meeting adjourns. 



RESPONSE: 

"This is to inform you that I met the request of Orange Presbytery 
and attended the meeting of Concerned Presbyterians at the Northside 
Presbyterian Church, Burlington, on October 24th, 1969. 

I was received cordially, presented graciously and allowed to read 
the RESOLUTION immediately following the principal address. 

This group expects to continue their work, but I feel they will com- 
ply with the request to cease and desist from using the name of Orange 
Presbytery." 

6. The following overtures from the Hawfields Church were 
read and referred to the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, to be answered at the 418th Stated Meeting of 
Orange Presbytery on April 23, 1970 : 



John A. Redhead 
Samuel R. Hope 
T. H. Patterson 



Joseph W. Flora 
Cecil C. Callis 
William E. Massey 
Elinos Whitlock 



Bruce J. Frye 
Joseph M. Garrison 
Dewey Herring 
William J. Wrenn 



Raymond A. Horn 



10-25-69 



417th Stated Meeting, January 22, 1970 



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OVERTURE #1 
FROM HAWFIELDS CHURCH TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Acting in accord with Section 15-6(16) of the Book of Church Order, 
and being deeply concerned for the future of the gospel ministry and 
for the well-being of all ordained teaching elders and the effective 
stewardship of their talents, the Session of the Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church respectfully overtures Orange Presbytery, meeting at the Star- 
mount Church in Greensboro on January 22, 1970, to take the following 
action : 

To direct the Commission on the Minister and His Work and the Church 
Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery to develop the necessary 
set of principles whereby "tent-making" ministries can become an 
integral part of the work of Orange Presbytery. This action may war- 
rant the sending of overtures to the General Assembly. 

OVERTURE #2 

FROM HAWFIELDS CHURCH TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

In accordance with Section 15-6(16) of the Book of Church Order, and 
being deeply concerned for the well-being of the ordained teaching 
elders of Orange Presbytery and the members of their families, the 
Session of the Hawfields Church respectfully overtures Orange Presby- 
tery, meeting at the Starmount Church in Greensboro on January 22, 
1970, to take the following action: 

1. To approve the concept of employing carefully selected retired 
ministers as pastors to serve the ministers of Orange Presbytery 
and their families. 

To direct the Commission on the Minister and His Work and the 
Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery to work to- 
gether in developing the necessary principles under which this 
ministry can be performed and to provide the necessary funds for 
salaries and expenses. 

To direct the Commission on the Minister and His Work and the 
Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery to present to 
Orange Presbytery at its April 1970 meeting specific recommenda- 
tations so that such ministries may become operative. 

7. Presbjrtery approved the admission to record of the min- 
utes of the Commission of Orange Presbytery to organize 
a Presbyterian Church in Jamestown, N. C. Note was 
taken of the commendation to Rev. and Mrs. Milton M. 
Foust ''for excellent work done which they have done 
toward the establishment and organization of the James- 
town Presbyterian Church." 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
TO ORGANIZE A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
IN JAMESTOWN, N. C. 

DECEMBER 1. 1969 — 7:00 P.M. 

JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 
JAMESTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery at its Four 
Hundred Sixteenth Stated Meeting at the First Presbyterian 



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417th Stated Meeting, January 22, 1970 



Church, Sanford, North Carolina, October 23, 1969, was con- 
vened at 6 :30 P.M., December 7, 1969, in the Jamestown Town 
Hall. Those present were: Rev. Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer, 
Chairman; Ministers: Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr., Rev. Milton 
M. Foust, Dr. Kirk Allen, Rev. James Watkins, and Ruling 
Elders: Charles Wilkins, Floyd Hendley, Herb Reese, J. L. 
Jones, and Owen Cooke. 

The Chairman, Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer, lead the Commis- 
sion in prayer. Ruling Elder W. Owen Cooke was elected Clerk. 

M. M. Foust was appointed Moderator of Session until a Minis- 
ter for the Church is called and installed. The instructions and 
examinations of the Elders and Deacons elect which were given 
under the direction of Rev. M. M. Foust, Church Extension 
Minister for the Jamestown work, were approved. The follow- 
ing Order of Worship was reviewed and approved : 

SERVICE TO ORGANIZE A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
JAMESTOWN 

BY A COMMISSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
DECEMBER 7, 1969 — 7:00 P.M. 

JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 
JAMESTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA 



PRELUDE 

CALL TO WORSHIP Mr. Herbert Reese 

DOXOLOGY 

INVOCATION AND LORD'S PRAYER 
HYMN 345: "The Church's One Foundation" 

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING: Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 

GREETINGS FROM ORANGE PRESBYTERY: Mr. Owen Cooke 

SOLO: Jack Smith, Soloist 

Robert Proctor, Pianist 

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Philippians 3:17-24 Dr. Kirk Allen 

WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING 

The Offering — Prayer of Benediction : Mr. J. L. Jones 

SERMON: "God's Colony in Man's World" Dr. Kirk Allen 

HYMN 284: "Jesus Calls Us" 

PRESENTATION OF CHARTER MEMBERS: Rev. Mac Foust 

By Transfer from Other Churches 

By Reaffirmation of Faith 

By Profession of Faith and Baptism 
ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH: Rev. C. L. Cheshire 

Covenant by the Members 

Declaration of Organization 
PRAYER AND CHARGE TO THE 

CONGREGATION Mr. Floyd Hendley 

NAMING OF THE CHURCH Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 

ELECTION OF ELDERS AND DEACONS Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 
ORDINATION AND/OR INSTALLATION 

OF ELDERS AND DEACONS Rev. James Watkins 

Vows by the Elders, Deacons 

Vows by the Congregation 
CHARGE TO THE NEWLY INSTALLED 

OFFICERS Mr. Charles S. Wilkins 

APPOINTMENT OF A MODERATOR OF 

THE SESSION Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 

ELECTION OF A PASTOR Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 



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EXTENSION OF PERIOD FOR CHARTER 

MEMBERS Rev. K. M. Misenheimer 

HYMN 373: "Blest Be The Tie That Binds" 

BENEDICTION Rev. Mac Foust 

POSTLUDE J 

The Commission joined the congregation for worship. Rev. Kay M. 
Misenheimer presided. The invocation and Lord's Prayer were led by Mr, 
Herbert Reese. Mr. W. Owen Cooke brought greetings from Orange Pres- 
bytery. The Scripture Lesson, Philippians 3:17-21, was read by Dr. Kirk 
Allen. The Offering was received and the Dedicatory Prayer made by 
Mr. J. L. Jones. The sermon, "God's Colony in Man's World," was de- 
livered by Dr. Kirk Allen. 

Rev. M. M. Foust presented the Charter Members. The following 
Charter Members were presented and admitted to membership: 

1. Those received on profession of faith: 

David C. Benner Roger Alan Hodge 

Kathryn Bunn Ann Waller llcages 

Sandra Lynn Bunn Debbie Howell 

William H. Bunn Sara Lee Howell 

Mary Dickson Cheryl Norwood 

Jan Disque Susan E. Storey 

Jonathan Mark Hodge Susan Jane Yelton 

2. Those received on profession of faith and baptism: 
Bruce Blakely 

Curtis Dale Morgan 
Martin Steward Morgan 

Patricia Eileen Strong 
Mary Melanie Yelton 
Calvin Jordan 

3. Those received by transfer of Church letter: 

From Crestwood Presbyterian Church: 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Benner 

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bennett 

Mr. and Mrs. James V. Clark, Sr. 

Mr. James V. Clark, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. David Alton Embler 

Miss Deborah Lynn Embler 

Mr. and Mrs. David Glenn Fleming 

Mrs. Croson Furr (Marion) 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hampton 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Hodgin 

Mr. and Mrs. James Dallas Howell, Jr. 

Mr. James Dallas Howell, III 

Miss Martha Nance Howell 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Virgil Lathrop 

Mrs. Frederick P. Logan, Sr. (Mary Grace) 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Norwood 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Earl Strong 

Mrs. W. S. Patterson (Linda B.) 

Mr. Samuel R. Wiley 
From St. Paul Presbyterian Church: 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Michael Boone 

Miss Cecelia Ann Boone 

Miss Cynthia Jane Boone 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Bunn, Sr. 

Miss Jacqueline Marie Bunn 

Mr. Harold L. Bunn, Jr. 



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From First Presbyterian Church, High Point : 
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hodges 
Miss Beth Hodges 
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hylton 

Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins — Miss Lou Jenkins 
From Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Smith 

Miss Gayle Smith 
From Memorial Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sikes 

Miss Diane Sikes 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro: 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond S. Dickson 
From First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro: 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Kent Strickland 
From Alamance Presbyterian Church: 

Mrs. Allen V. Dick 
From River Road Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia : 

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Disque 
From Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, N. C. : 

Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Lamar Hodge 
From First Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, Mississippi : 

Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Lesley 

Miss Elizabeth Lynn Lesley 
From Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Raleigh N. C. : 

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Mack Yelton 
From Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, N. C. : 

Mrs. Milton M. Foust (Sue F.) 

Miss Linda Sue Foust 

Mr. Charles Robert Foust 
From Tabor City Presbyterian Church, Tabor City, N. C. : 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Updegraff 
From Sullivans Island Presbyterian Church, Sullivans Island, S. C. : 

Mrs. James M. Jones (Lucinda Wimbish) 
From Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. : 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dentz 
From Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. : 

Mr. George William Pleasants 
From First Presbyterian Church, Dunn, N. C. : 

Mr. Larry Wood 
From Basking Ridge U.P.U.S.A. Church, Basking Ridge, N. J.: 

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Borden 
From Central U.P.U.S.A. Church, Huntington, New York: 

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Todd 
From Jamestown United Methodist Church: 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Howell 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Newell Setliff 

Mr. Donald Kim Setliff 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Hill 
From College Village Methodist Church, High Point : 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cabot Ingram 

Miss Deborah Sue Ingram 

Mr. William Michael Ingram 

Mr. Daniel Keith Ingram 
From Livingston United Methodist Church, Livingston, N. J. : 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Sartori 

Mr. Brian Douglas Sartori 
From Ardmore United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem : 

Mr. Michael Alan Bryant 
From Ebenezer Methodist Church, Ridgway, South Carolina: 

Mrs. Bobbie Mickle Jordan 
From New Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, Winston-Salem: 

Mrs. Joan Acorn Sova 



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From Kerr Street Methodist Church, Concord, North Carolina : 

Miss Karen Suzanne Suther 
From Bayview Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina : 

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Allen Suther 
From Greene Street Baptist Church, High Point : 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Morgan 
From Northwest Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. : 

Mrs. M. A. Bryant (Johnnie S.) 
From Reavis Memorial Baptist Church, High Point, N. C. : 

Mr. and Mrs. William Howell Dula 
From First Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina : 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Williams 
From Peace United Church of Christ, Greensboro : 

Mr. Allen V. Dick 
From Howard's Chapel United Church of Christ, Wentworth, N. C. : 

Mr. James M. Jones 
From the Lutheran Church of Our Father, Greensboro, N. C. : 

Mrs. Thelma H. Wiley 

Mr. Charles Storey 
From Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, North Hollywood, California : 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Joseph Salkin 

Miss Kathy Anne Salkin 
From Asheboro Friends Church, Asheboro, N. C. : 

Mrs. G. W. Pleasants (Clarajo Macon) 
From Washington Brethren Church, Washington, D. C. : 

Mrs. Patricia Koontz Frank 
From Hancock Congregational Church, Lexington, Mass. : 

Mrs. Ruth Reynolds Clark 
From Lee's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Dunn, N. C. : 

Mrs. Larry Wood (Sharon Tart) 

4. Mrs. Clarajo Pleasants received the sacrament of Baptism, having 
never received this sacrament in the Friends Church from which 
she transferred by letter. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire asked the Charter Members to enter into the 
Covenant found in the Book of Church Order, Paragraph 4-1. They indi- 
cated their willingness to do so with the uplifted hand. Rev. Cheshire then 
said, "I now pronounce and declare that you are constituted a church ac- 
cording to the Word of God and the Faith and Order of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States. In the name of the Father and of the Son 
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." Thereby this group was organized as a 
Presbyterian Church pending the election of its Elders and Deacons. 

The prayer and charge to the congregation was given by Ruling Elder 
Floyd Hendley. 

The Chairman asked if the congregation was ready to offer a name for 
their Church. A motion was made and carried unanimously that the con- 
gregation be designated as the Jamestown Presbyterian Church. 

An election of seven (7) Elders and six (6) Deacons was held. The 
following were elected as Elders: 

James D. Howell, Jr. Bill Hylton (ordained) 

A. Lamar Hodge David G. Fleming 

Harold L. Bunn, Sr. Mrs. Charles E. Hodgin 
John Bennett (Mary Leet) (ordained) 

The following were elected as Deacons : 

Allen V. Dick Larry Wood (ordained) 

Richard Sikes William A. Todd 

William C. Hodges Hoy C. Ingram (ordained) 



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A motion was passed by the congregation that the officers elected 
should meet and devise a rotation system for both the Elders and Deacons; 
and that these officers be placed in three classes. 

The Service of Ordination and Installation of the newly elected Elders 
and Deacons was presided over by Rev. James J. Watkins. Mr. Watkins 
asked the vows of the newly elected Elders and Deacons. They answered 
these vows in the affirmative. The vows were asked of the newly formed 
congregation who also answered in the affirmative. Following the Laying 
On of Hands by the Commission of those Elders and Deacons who had 
not been previously ordained, the right hand of fellowship to have part in 
this work with us was extended by members of the Commission. 

A charge was given to the newly installed officers by Ruling Elder 
Charles S. Wilkins. 

The Chairman announced that Rev. M. M. Foust would serve as Mode- 
rator of the Session until the newly elected minister was installed. 

The Chairman asked for the nomination of a pastor for the new James- 
town Presbyterian Church. The name of Rev. M. M. Foust was presented. 
An opportunity was given for other candidates to be nominated from the 
floor. There was none. A motion was made and passed that Milton Foust 
be elected pastor of the church. The following terms of the call of the 
pastor were adopted: 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE — SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 
CALL TO A PASTOR 

The Jamestown Presbyterian Church of Jamestown, North Carolina, 
being fully satisfied with your ministerial qualifications, and confident 
that we have been led to you by the Holy Spirit as one whose ministry will 
be profitable to the spiritual interests of our Church and fruitful for the 
Kingdom of our Lord, solemnly calls you, Milton M. Foust, to undertake 
the work as Pastor of this congregation, promising you in the discharge of 
your duty all proper support, encouragement, and obedience in the Lord. 

That you may devote yourself wholly to the Ministry of the Word 
among us, we obligate ourselves to pay you the sum of $7,500.00 a year in 
regular monthly payments. 

We will also: 

1. Provide you with the use of the manse. 

2. Provide automobile expense allowance of $1,000.00 annually. 

3. Pay 10% of the salary basis into the Ministers* Annuity Fund of 
the Board of Annuities and Relief of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. 

The salary basis shall be the cash salary and other remuneration 
received, plus 20% additional for use of the manse. 

4. Provide Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for you and your 
family as provided by the Board of Annuities and Relief of the Pres- 
byterian Church, U. S. 

5. Grant you one month's vacation, at a time agreed upon by you and 
our Session. 

6. Provide your moving expenses to the field. 

7. Comply with the minimum standards in effect and as shall be estab- 
lished by Orange Presbytery as long as this pastoral relationship is 
in effect. 



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8. Review annually in the Session the terms of the call. 

9. Provide manse utilities. 

The Session and Diaconate was directed to sign and prosecute the Call 
to Mr. Foust. Commission passed a motion to recommend to Orange Pres- 
bytery that Commission be appointed at January, 1970 meeting for instal- 
lation of pastor. 

The congregation voted to extend the period for charter members to 
December 31, 1969. 

Rev. M. M. Foust pronounced the Benediction. 

Upon completion of the service, the Commission retired and the minutes 
were read and approved. A motion was also adopted commending Mr. and 
Mrs. Milton M. Foust for excellent work done which they have done toward 
the establishment and organization of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church. 

Prayer was offered by Jim Watkins. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. Owen Cooke, Clerk 

8. A motion was approved to admit the Minutes of the Administra- 
tive Commission of Shiloh Presbyterian Church to record and to 
dissolve the Commission. 

FINAL REPORT 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION TO SHILOH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission has, in the course of its work, confronted the Shiloh 
congregation. Session, Diaconate and former pastor, Rev. Coy R. Boven- 
der, with their failings which led to the situation calling for the ap- 
pointment of this Commission, and has suggested courses of action 
whereby such a situation normally would not reoccur in the life of the 
Shiloh Church or in the work of the former pastor. 

Detailed statements concerning conduct of congregation, officers and 
former minister have been drafted and adopted and, having been read 
to parties involved, are now ready to be filed with the Presbytery office. 
The following statement concerning the responsibility of Orange Pres- 
bytery in this matter follows: 

The Commission recommends, in the light of its work and investigation, 
that the Presbytery of Orange carefully consider its own responsibility 
to this church and all its churches in this time of social transition and 
radical change. We are impressed with the failure of the Presbyterian 
system of church government as exercised by Orange Presbytery to 
nastorally care for its churches and ministers to the extent demanded 
by the present crisis. Whereas "decency and order" are maintained on 
the surface of things, there is much hurt and disorder below the official 
level of church process. 

It is our belief that one or more staff persons are needed at the level 
of Orange Presbytery to pastor the pastors and consrregations of Pres- 
bytery. This responsibility should be exercised by Presbytery and not 
deferred to some other agency or court of the church. 

In view of completion of our responsibility, I move Commission be dis- 
olved and minutes of Commission be committed to records. 

9. Minutes of the Commission to install the Rev. William J. Wrenn, 
Jr. as Pastor of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church and Minu- 
tes of the Commission to install the Rev. S. L. McKay as Pastor 
of the Broadway and Salem Presbyterian Churches were admit- 
ted to record as follows: 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REV. WILLIAM J. WRENN, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Brentwood Presbyterian Church November 16, 1969 7:00 p.m. 
and was convened with prayer by Charles R. Carter. Members present: 
MINISTERS: Charles R. Carter, Dewey H. Herring, Jerry C. McCann, 
James J. Watkins and ELDERS : Paul Barnes, Earl Clark, Paul Craven, 
Orville Frazier, Johnnie Hooks, Dan Kelly, Angus Martin, Thomas 
Miller, Norman Wrenn. A Quorum was present. Elder Dan Kelly was 
elected Clerk. Rev. Charles R. Carter Presided in the Worship Service. 
Rev. Jerry C. McCann preached the Sermon. Text: Deuteronomy 8:3, 
Sermon: "Not By Bread Alone". Rev. Charles R. Carter recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions 
to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative. Rev. William J. Wrenn, Jr. was Installed as Pastor of the 
Brentwood Presbyterian Churches according to Paragraph 27-6, Book 
of Church Order. Rev. Dewey H. Herring delivered the charge to the 
Minister and Elder Paul Craven to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial recep- 
tion and affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by James J. Watkins. 

Charles R. Carter, Moderator 
Dan Kelly, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REV. S. L. McKAY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Broadway Church November 9, 1969 7:30 p.m. and was convened 
with prayer by The Rev. C. L. Cheshire. Members present: MINIS- 
TERS: Allen McSween, Lee Adkins, C. L. Cheshire, Jr. and ELDERS: 
R. W. Dalrymple, S. V. Stevens. A Quorum was present. Rev. Lee 
Adkins was elected Clerk. Rev. C. L. Cheshire Presided in the Worship 
Service. Dr. Allen McSween preached the Sermon. Text: Ezekiel 37:14, 
Sermon: Rev. C. L. Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Con- 
gregations of the Broadway and Salem Presbyterian Churches. These 
being answered in the affirmative. Rev. S. L. McKay was Installed as 
Pastor of the Broadway and Salem Churches according to Paragraph 
27-6&7 Book of Church Order. Rev. C. L. Cheshire delivered the charge 
to the Minister and Rev. Lee Adkins to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial recep- 
tion and affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by S. V. Stevens. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Lee W. Adkins, Clerk 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Dr. Irvin Knight, Rev. Thomas Cnimpler, Rev. Elmer T. 
Boyer and Ruling Elder James S. Burch were introduced to 
Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 



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WORSHIP 

The sermon was preached by the retiring Moderator, Rev. 
Donald A. Campbell, who chose as his text Ephesians 4: Iff 
and called for flexibility in our approach to the Ministry. 

A motion was approved to request the Moderator to present 
his sermon to a Church newspaper for publication. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for the morning break at 10 :20 and was 
reconvened with prayer at 10 :40. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Standing Committees were appointed as follows: 
Bills and Overtures: 

Rev. Charles Carter, Chairman 

Rev. Kirk Allen 

Ruling Elder Orton Cameron 

Resolutions : 

Rev. William Kimbrough, Chairman 
Ruling Elder Colon McKenzie 
Ruling Elder M. J. Jackson 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. William 
Varker, and included the annual report of Rev. John P. 
Stephenson, Jr., Executive Director of a ministry to alco- 
holics. The report of the Commission was adopted, along 
with Commissions to Install Pastors as follows, and the Com- 
mission was commended for its diligence : 

I. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the Westview Presbyterian Church, Burling- 
ton, N. C., has called the Reverend Samuel C. Smith as pastor: 

A. $7,800 Annual Salary 

B. $900 Annual Car Allowance 

C. Free use of manse 

D. 10% M.A.F. 

E. $300 manse utilities 

F. (*) 

2. The congregation of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church has 
called the Reverend Milton M. Foust as pastor: 

A. $7,500 Annual Salary 

B. $1,000 Annual Car Allowance 

C. Free use of manse and all manse utilities 

D. 10% M.A.F. 

E. (*) 

3. The congregations of the Milton Presbyterian Church and the 
Red House Presbyterian Church have called the Reverend Wilbur 
Leroy Hodgkin as pastor: 



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Red House 



Salary 



Milton 



A. $2,320 

B. $ 525 
C. 

D. 



Annual Car Allowance 
Free use of manse 
10% M.A.F. 



* 



$3,480 
$ 525 



E. Proportionate part 



Proportionate part 



4. The congregation of the Speedwell Presbyterian Church has 
called the Reverend David Garth as pastor: 



(*) NOTE: This indicates that in each Call there is also stated: 

1. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for the minister 
and his family. 

2. One month's vacation 

3. Moving expenses 

4. Continue to comply with Presbytery's minimum standards. 

5. Review annually in the Session the terms of the Call 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Commission : 

1. The following persons were appointed as Moderators of Session 
of Pastorless churches: 

1. Covenant — K. M. Misenheimer 

2. Crossroads — W. W. Peters 

3. Cumnock, Gulf, Farmville, Haywood — C. N. Morrison 

4. Little River— W. W. Olney 

5. Morningside — Bill Kimbrough 

6. Pittsboro— Bob Childs 

7. Reconciliation — Vance Barron 

8. Sanford First — James Efird 

9. Shiloh — Lee Adkins 

10. Westview — John Eliason 

11. Springwood — Worth Watts 

2. The Reverend John P. Stephenson, Jr. gave his annual report to 
the Commission. The Commission whole-heartedly approved his 
continuation of an alcoholic ministry; approved his report and 
invited him to present his report to Presbytery. The Commis- 
sion urges that each church in Orange Presbytery seriously 
consider financially supporting this extremely important and 
effective ministry. 

3. The Commission reviewed the services of the Reverend Roscoe 
Fisher as Interim Supply of the Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

4. The Commission extended the fine service of the Reverend J. 
Irwin Knight as Interim Supply for three months, February, 
March, and April at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Sanford, 
N. C. 

5. The Commission received notification of changes in the call 
from the following churches: 



Speedwell 



Church Extension 



A. $3,800 

B. $ 650 
C. 

D. 



Salary 
Annual Car Allowance 
Free use of manse 
10% M.A.F. and Disability 
Insurance Premium 
(*) 



$2,000 
400 



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Asheboro First 

Fellowship 

Graham 

Faith 

Bethesda 

Church of the Cross 
Guilford Park 



Orange Presbytery 



Executive Secretary 
Piedmont 
Westminster 
Yanceyville 
Orange Presbytery 



Camp Program Director 



6. The Commission has regularly reviewed the condition of the 
Reverend R. Don Carson and kept in direct contact with him. 

7. The Reverend C. N. Morrison was appointed as Interim Supply 
for Cumnock, Gulf, Haywood, and Farmville for a 12-month 
period beginning November 1, 1969. 

8. The Commission reluctantly concurred with the Reverend T. A. 
Guiton in his request for honorable retirement, and the pastoral 
relationship between him and St. Andrews be dissolved. 

9. Mr. Steve Shoemaker was approved as Student Supply for 
Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs, looking forward to his ordi- 
nation by Orange Presbytery. 

10. The Commission invited the Reverend Manford Saunders to ap- 
pear before the Commission to discuss his request to be divested 
of the office of Minister. A letter from the Reverend Manford 
Saunders was received in which he stated that he would rather 
not appear before the Commission and that he would not like 
to talk about his situation. The Commission concurs with Mr. 
Saunders's request in light of the correspondence received from 
him and recommends he be divested of the office of Minister. 

11. The Commission reluctantly concurs with the request of The 
Reverend Richard S. Watt to be divested of the office of Minis- 
ter after numerous contacts, conversations and official appear- 
ances before the Commission. 

12. The Commission met with The Reverend Cecil Callis in regard 
to his request to be divested of the office of Minister. The 
Commission does not concur with Mr. Callis' request and rec- 
ommends no action be taken with an updating report and re- 
view by January 1, 1971. 

13. The Commission discussed the Disability Insurance for 
ministers. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. Approve the Call of the Westview Presbyterian Church to The 
Reverend Samuel C. Smith, pending the dissolution of his rela- 
tionship with the Reidsville First Church, 

2. Approve the Call of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church to The 
Reverend Milton M. Foust. 

3. Approve the Call of the Milton Presbyterian Church and the 
Red House Presbyterian Church to the Reverend Wilburn Leroy 
Hodgkin. 

4. Approve the Call of the Speedwell Presbyterian Church to The 
Reverend David Garth. 

5. Hear the Annual Report of The Reverend John P. Stephenson, 
Jr., regarding his work in an alcoholic ministry and Presbytery 
urge each Church to seriously consider financially supporting 
this ministry along with their prayers and interest. 

6. Extend the service of The Reverend J. Irvin Knight as Interim 
Supply for the three months of February, March, and April at 
the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C. 

7. Receive in writing all changes in the Calls of churches to 
ministers. 



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8. Pray for and write to the family of The Reverend R. Don 
Carson. 

9. Approve The Reverend C. N. Morrison as Interim Supply for 
Cumnock, Gulf, Haywood and Farmville for 12 months beginning 
November 1, 1969. 

10. Grant The Reverend T. A. Guiton honorable retirement and the 
pastoral relationship between him and St. Andrews be dissolved 
with permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery. 

11. The request of The Reverend Manford Saunders be divested of 
the office of Minister be considered by the Commission. 

12. Accept the request of The Reverend Richard S. Watt to be di- 
vested of the office of Minister. 

13. Postpone action on the request of The Reverend Cecil Callis to be 
divested of the office of Minister until January 1, 1971. 

14. That Orange Presbytery withdraw the powers of an Evangelist 
from Dr. T. Henry Patterson for the purpose of receiving mem- 
bers at Springwood Presbyterian Church, due to the Session being 
reconstituted there and his service being completed; and that the 
appreciation of Presbytery be expressed to Dr. Patterson for his 
assistance in this matter. 

15. That the following Commissions to Install be approved: 

1. To install Rev. Samuel C. Smith as Pastor of Westview Pres- 
byterian Church in Burlington on February 8, 1970 at 7:30 
P.M. 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound questions 

Rev. John E. Eliason — To preach the sermon 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer — To charge the congregation 

Elder B. H. Wolfe— To charge the Pastor 

Rev. Frank Davison — To offer the prayer 

Elder Roland Parton 

Elder Harry Clark 

Elder Jim Ferrell 

2. To install Rev. David K. Garth as Pastor of Speedwell Pres- 
byterian Church in Reidsville on February 1, 1970 at 3:00 
P. M. 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound questions 

Rev. Z. N. Holler, Jr. — To preach the sermon 

Elder Roy Wagner — To charge the congregation 

Rev. W. Kirk Allen — To charge the Pastor 

Rev. Angus McGregor — To offer the prayer 

Rev. Samuel Smith 

Elder Mrs. W. A. Rankin 

Elder C. L. Booker 

Invited from other Presbyteries: 
Rev. Z. N. Holler, Jr. 

3. To install Rev. Milton M. Foust as Pastor of Jamestown 
Presbyterian Church in Jamestown on February 15, 1970 at 
7:30 P. M. 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound questions 

Rev. Lewis Bledsoe — To preach the sermon 

Rev. Edsel Huffstetler — To charge the congregation 

Elder Staley Garrison — To charge the Pastor 

Elder J. Edward Pleasants — To offer the prayer 

Elder Bill Hylton — To act as Secretary 



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COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. David K. Garth was presented by the Chairman, Rev. 
Vance Barron, and was examined on his views in Christian 
Experience, Church Government, the Sacraments and The- 
ology by the Moderator, Rev. J. Earl Adkins, by Rev. Donald 
E. Trent, by Rev. John C. Whitley, and by Rev. Robert S. 
Ledbetter, respectively. After questions from the floor, the 
examination was sustained as satisfactory in its several parts 
and as a whole. A motion was adopted that pending the sign- 
ing of the Book of Ministerial Obligation, he be enrolled as a 
Minister of Orange Presbytery. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Ruling Elder Paul 
Boone. The 1970 Working Budget was presented and adopted, 
and the report of Council was adopted as follows: 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY REPORT 

We call your attention to the Benevolence Receipts received to under- 
write our budget of 1969. The receipts were $555,605.36. This amount 
was used to subscribe our working budget of $523,490. The General 
Assembly received $206,113,51; the Synod received $140,115.52; the 
Presbytery received $209,376.33. You will notice a further breakdown 
of these Benevolence distributions to causes in the attached report. We 
would like to take this opportunity to commend the churches of Orange 
Presbytery for giving an excess of approximately 6% over the Accepted 
Commitments for 1969. This represents approximately 1% more than 
we gave in 1968. In spite of what appears to be a very commendable 
report we still have fallen short of the Asking Budget which we adopted 
in June, 1969, by an amount equal to $171,480. 

All commitments from the churches have been paid with the excep- 
tion of approximately $7000. We urge these churces to make every 
attempt to pay their 1969 commitment in this current year. If some 
churches had not over paid their 1969 commitments we would have had 
a deficit of approximately $7000 and would not have been able to have 
met even the basic commitments of our Working Budget. We ask you 
to look at the study of Benevolence Receipts by churches according to 
Districts. You will note in the right hand column — Balance Due — that 
if the figures there are enclosed in brackets this indicates that you have 
over paid. Otherwise, this figure shows that you still have a balance to 
pay on your 1969 commitment. Please check this very carefully and if 
there is an error in your account take this up with the Presbytery 
Office. 

We have listed for your information the 1970 total Benevolence 
Acceptances by Districts. Unfortunately, we have not received all of 
the commitments from the 88 churches. We felt we needed to present 
to you at least an estimated commitment from the churches. We have 
added all commitments sent to us plus the 1969 commitment when a 
church has NOT notified us. The commitments of these churches appear 
in brackets. Let us urge upon you that you give us today or just as 
soon after the Presbytery meeting as possible your commitment in writ- 
ing. Therefore, we show as the Estimated Acceptances for 1970 
$517,278.00. 

In studying the 1970 Benevolence Acceptances by the churches we 
find that some of the churches have cut their benevolence commitment 



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in 1970. The Council asks that you restudy your financial situation at 
the local level and attempt to restore this cut. Other churches have 
maintained the same level of commitment in 1970 as they had in 1969. 
We would request these churches to reconsider and give us a 10% 
increase. We must take this moment to congratulate those churches who 
have increased their benevolences for 1970. Particular commendation 
should be directed to those churches who have consistently made in- 
creases in Benevolence commitments over the past years. 

Possibly you did not know that your tax payment was due and 
payable on January 1, 1970. We repeat for your benefit three recom- 
mendations which were adopted on June 26, 1969. 

a) That the assessment schedule for 1970 for General Assembly, 
Synod, and Presbytery Employee Retirement of $24,957.80 be 
adopted. 

b) That an assessment of 10^ per member be assessed to churches 
to underwrite approximately ^2 the cost of the Bi-Centennial 
Celebration of Orange Presbytery. 

c) That an assessment of up to 20 per member be assessed to 
churches to underwrite the cost of printing and publishing the 
history of Orange Presbytery. 

You will note that this additional tax amounts to 30 per member in 
addition to the normal annual assessment for the General Assembly, 
Synod, and Presbytery Employee Retirement. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

We recommend that: 

1) The 1970 Proposed Working Budget be adopted (see attached 
printed 1970 Working Budget) 

a) In the light of the fact that the 1970 Acceptances do not 
equal the $524,000. proposed working budget we recommend that 
if the Budget Receipts are more than the Committed Accept- 
ances then all causes in the proposed working budget share in 
the excess proportionately to the extent that the full amount 
budgeted for them be reached. If there is a further excess 
beyond the $524,000. working budget then all causes share pro- 
portionately in this excess by applying the percentages assigned 
to them. 

In the event that less than the 1970 Committed Acceptances is 
received, then all causes will share in the deficit proportionately. 

2) That the Proposed 1970 Working Budget for the Church Ex- 
tension Committee, Christian Education Committee, Council be 
adopted as guides for spending. 

3) All churches be urged to remit to the Presbytery Office one 
twelfth (1/12) of their Accepted Benevolence Commitment at 
the end of each month in order that we might meet our Benev- 
olence Commitment regularly. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1970 BUDGET 

WORKING BUDGET 

1970 1969 

General Assembly $190,000.00 ( 36.26%) $190,000.00 ( 36.29%) 

Synod 130,000.00 ( 24.81%) 125,100.00 ( 23.90%) 

Presbytery 204,000.00 ( 38.93%) 208,390.00 ( 39.81%) 

Total $524,000.00 (100.00%) $523,490.00 (100.00%) 



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Church Extension $101,000 ( 49.51%) $108,000 ( 51.83%)- 

Council 42,000 ( 20.59%) 42,390 ( 20.34%) - 

Christian Education 51,000 ( 25.00%) 48,000 ( 23.03%) 

Glade Valley 10,000 ( 4.90%) 10,000 ( 4.80%) 

Total $204,000 (100.00%) $208,390 (100.00%) 
Total Working 

Budgets $524,000.00 (100.00%) $523,490.00 (100.00%) 

1970 ASKING BUDGET 

General Assembly $253,183.00* 

Synod 173,003.00* 

Presbytery 253,144.00* 

Total $679,330.00 

Church Extension $126,144.00 

Council 45,000.00 

Christian Education 57,000.00 

Glade Valley 25,000.00 

Total $253,144.00 

Total Asking Budget $679,330.00 



1970 WORKING BUDGET 
COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

1970 
Working 
Budget 

SALARIES: 



Executive Secretary $10,500.00 

Secretary 4,500.00 

Bookkeeper 4,800.00 

M.A.F.— Mr. Cheshire 1,385.00 

FICA— Mr. Cheshire 538.00 

FICA— Employees 447.00 

♦E.A.F 

$22,170.00 



* Employees qualify after one year service for Employees' Annuity Fund 
OFFICE EXPENSES: 



Building Maintenance and Equipment $ 1,000.00 

Office Equipment Repairs 200.00 

Lot— Robeson Estate 1,500.00 

Telephone 1,500.00 

Office Supplies 1,500.00 

Utilities 1,000.00 

Postage 1,250.00 

Service Contracts 275.00 

Petty Cash 100.00 

$ 8,325.00 

AUTO AND TRAVEL: 

Auto, Operating, and Maintenance $ 1,200.00 

Travel, Committee and Other 700.00 

Auto Payments 800.00 

$ 2,700.00 

COMMITTEE EXPENSES: 

Stewardship and Promotion $ 500.00 

Candidates (Scholarship Fund) 1,000.00 

Commission on Minister and His Work 1,000.00 

Audit and Budget 500.00 

Special Study Committee 150.00 

Council 100.00 



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Christian Higher Education 500.00 

Unassigned Committee Expense 500.00 

Nominations — 

World Missions Furlough House 1,200.00 

$ 5,450.00 

MANSE EXPENSES: 

Payments $ 1,570.00 

Utilities 800.00 

Telephone 115.00 

Maintenance 400.00 

$ 2,885.00 

OFFICE OF STATED CLERK: 

Printing Minutes $ 1,700.00 

Permanent Clerk 200.00 

Docket 80.00 

$1 1,980.00 

OFFICE EQUIPMENT & REPLACEMENT $ 300.00 

INSURANCE AND BONDS $ 1,600.00 

MISCELLANEOUS $ 500.00 

TOTAL WORKING BUDGET $45,910.00 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 
1970 Working Budget 

I. Church Extension Workers $ 40,794.00 

Vernon Grimes — Caswell, Rockingham Counties 
Frances Pritchett — Orange County 
J. E. McMillan — Prison Camp Counselor 
David Garth— S. W. Reidsville 
Angus McGregor — Forest Oaks 



James Watkins — Randolph, Church of the Cross, 
Small church clustering 



II. Missionary Aid Receiving Churches $ 10,900.00 

Redeemer $ 2,500.00 

Hope View 2,100.00 

Oakview 800.00 

Caswell County Churches 

Pleasant Grove, Griers 2,000.00 

Riverview and Dan River 

Property (1800 + 200) 2,000.00 

Morningside-Wayside (Lee County) . 1,500.00 

III. Bond Retirement $ 10,300.00 

IV. Grants-in-Aid for Sites, Plants, Manses $ 26,700.00 

Fellowship Site $13,555.00 

Jamestown Site 11,700.00 

Church of Cross (Bldg.) 1,445.00 

V. Special Ministries $ 10,000.00 

Inner-City Ministry, Greensboro 10,000.00 

VI. Evangelism $ 300.00 

VIL Miscellaneous $ 2,000.00 

Committee Expenses 



Property Taxes (Westridge, Jamestown, Hill- 
view, S. W. Guilford County) 
Street and Property Improvement 
Conferences 
Insurance 

Expenses on purchase and sale of property 
TOTAL $100,994.00 



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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
1970 WORKING BUDGET 
1. PRESBYTERY PROGRAMS 



Sub-Committee's Programs $ 6,415.00 

Office of Area DCE 2,647.00 

II. CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

Director's Expenses 11,397.00 

Manse 770.00 

III. CAMP AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM 

Summer Staff and Materials 7,705.00 

IV. CAMP OPERATION 

Camp Staff 20,200.00 

Camp Office 1,300.00 

Utilities 4,350.00 

Insurance 4,500.00 

Physical Plant and Equipment 12,600.00 

Food Service 13,150.00 

Camp Store 1,000.00 

Miscellaneous 750.00 

V. DEBT RETIREMENT 

Debt Service (Dining Hall Mortgage) 8,652.00 

TOTAL WORKING BUDGET $97,436.00 



LUNCH RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 :30 and reconvened at 1 :30 
and was led in prayer by Rev. Lee Adkins. 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lee W. 
Adkins, and was received as information. 

SYNOD'S AD INTERIM COMMITTEES TO STUDY 
PRESBYTERY BOUNDARIES 

Rev. Lee W. Adkins introduced Ruling Elder James S. Burch 
of Granville Presbytery who, along with Mr. Adkins, reported 
for Synod's Committee. The report was received as in- 
formation. 

BI-CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE 

The report was given by the Chairman, Rev. Donald A. Camp- 
bell, and was adopted as follows: 

The Bicentennial Committee continues its work of planning for the 
observance of the founding of Orange Presbytery. We are pleased to 
announce the following developments: 

1. Dr. George M. Docherty of the New York Avenue Presbyterian 
Church in Washington, D. C. has been secured to give a major ad- 
dress to the Synod of North Carolina on the evening of June 23rd. 

2. Dr. Ernest Trice Thompson of Austin, Texas has accepted our 



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invitation to address the October meeting of Orange Presbytery on 
the historical background of Presbyterianism with a special 
emphasis on how the past relates to the present. 

3. Dr. R. H. Stone has arranged with the Heritage Press of Char- 
lotte to publish the history of Orange Presbytery. It is anticipated 
at this time that the book will be available for distribution no later 
than September, 1970. 

Your committee will welcome suggestions from the members of the Pres- 
bytery at any time. 

RECOMMENDATION: 

1. That Orange Presbytery urge all of its churches to make prompt 
payment of their proportionate share of the centennial fund as 
adopted by the Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

The report of the Committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. Samuel C. Smith, and was received as information. 

CONDOLENCE 

A motion was made and approved to direct the Stated Clerk 
to send a telegram of condolence to the family of Rev. R. Don 
Carson. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Clyde M. 
Wray, Jr., and was adopted as follows: 

The Sessional Records committee met January 6 at the Reidsville First 
Church. Due to inclement weather, the committee had to continue its 
meeting January 22. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Sessional Records of the following Churches be approved 
without exception. 

El Bethel Bethesda Smyrna 

Eden First Speedwell Madison 

Yanceyville Wentworth Griers 

Joyce Stoneville Milton 

Oak view 

2. That the Sessional Records of the following Churches be approved 
with exceptions: 

Greenwood Red House Reidsville First 

Pleasant Grove Riverview 

3. That the Churches of District II be instructed to present their 
Sessional Records for examination at First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro by 2:00 P. M. on April 7, 1970. 

INFORMATION: 

As of this date, the Sessional Records from the following Churches 
of District IV have not been presented for examination: 
Farmville Gulf Goldston 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Wilkes Mac- 
aulay, and was adopted as follows : 



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During 1969 your committee held its four regularly stated meetings 
plus numerous sub-committee meetings in the planning and conducting 
of the work of Christian Education in Orange Presbytery. Our Area 
Director, Miss Sara McNeill, along with many members of the commit- 
tee have been invited into local churches and have had opportunity to 
share in the work at the grass roots level and also learn first hand of 
the needs and accomplishments that have taken place there. 
Your committee offers to Presbytery the following recommendations: 

1. That the attention of Presbytery be called to the TRAINING 
SESSION CURRICULUM BUILDING AT THE LOCAL 
CHURCH LEVEL to be held at Camp New Hope on March 5, 
6, and 7. In recognition of the "decentralization" taking place in 
Christian Education and the responsibility of each church to 
build its own curriculum in light of the needs of its own people, 
this workshop will help to provide guidelines and resources that 
can be used in building that curriculum. Enrollment will be 
limited to 70 persons. 

2. That the churches of Presbytery be reminded of the availability 
of adult consultants who may be invited to local churches to as- 
sist in the program of teaching adults. For further information 
please contact either Miss Sara McNeill, Area Director, Box 

10162, Greensboro, 27404 (phone 299-8133) or Mrs. Lee Adkins, 
503 Oakland Drive, Burlington, 27215 (phone 584-7028.) 

3. That Presbytery express its thanks to Mr. Ed Barnes for his 
valuable services to Camp New Hope and the Camp and Confer- 
ence program as he has served on the Camp and Conference Com- 
mittee during the past several years. 

4. That the following projected dates be called to the attention of 
Presbytery and that this information be shared with the member- 
ship of our local churches. 

March 5, G, 7 Training Session in Curriculum Building at Camp 
New Hope 

April 3-5 Senior High Spring Rally at Camp New Hope 

May 3 Special Studies Workshop (Vacation Church 

School Materials) in the Sanford Area 
May 17 Special Studies Workshop (Vacation Church 

School Materials in the Greensboro and Hills- 
borough Areas 

June 19-21 Administration Conference in Montreat for 
Church School Superintendents and Administra- 
tive Leaders 

June 26-July 2 Leadership Conference in Montreat 
July 3, 4, 5 Families Camping at Camp New Hope 

5. That Miss Sara McNeill be commended by a rising vote of thanks 
for the excellent work she is doing as our Area Director. 

6. That the following 1970 Summer Camping Program for Camp New 
Hope be adopted: (See Supplemental Report). 

7. That the attention of all churches be called to the opportunities 
presented by the "Island Groups" concept as described above and 
that churches make an effort to take advantage of this op- 
portunity. 

8. That the churches take notice of and inform their membership of 
the family camping facilities available at Camp New Hope, mak- 
ing special mention of this area being open throughout the summer 
for individual families and/or group use. 

9. That the Reverend James S. R. Tippens be commended for his wise 



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leadership and devoted service to the Presbytery as Resident Di- 
rector of Camp New Hope. 

10. That the Presbytery express its appreciation to Mr. Raymond 
Montgomery for his faithful service to the Presbytery as Camp 
Manager. 

11. That pending the adoption of the report as a whole, Presbytery 
hear the report of Rev. Lowry McBath for the Camp and Confer- 
ence sub-committee. 

SUPPLEMENT REPORT 

CAMP AND CONFERENCE SUB-COMMITTEE 

The Committee for the year January 1969 to January 1970 can best be 
described as a working committee. Our first meeting was just two days 
after our official year began, and our last meeting was just twelve days 
before a new year began. There were numerous meetings in between. 
A great deal of information and experience was presented, examined, 
dissected, filtered and used beneficially. Following are some highlights 
of the committee's actions: 

The Site Suh-Committee directed the expansion and improvement of the 
Family Camping Area. There are now twenty-four camp sites available 
with running water. Some sites are more improved than others. Camp- 
ers are expected to improve sites as they use them. Electricity is avail- 
able to six sites. A separate bath house is available for this area and is 
entirely functional. A new pump for the well and new water lines to 
the tank and other areas pretty well depleted a maintenance budget 
that was cut to 70% of our request. Routine maintenance has been pos- 
sible but preventive maintenance and improvements were out of the 
question. The following list of priorities for improvements and repairs, 
as the funds become available, has been established: (1) Recaulking 
the pool, $600 plus the $400 anonymous gift previously allocated to pool 
work; (2) Replace water line from pump to Retreat Center, $150; (3) 
Water line and plumbing for Girls' Bath House, $200; (4) Power line 
to Boys' Country, $350; (5) Renovation of Ladies' toilet area in the 
Retreat Center, $1,000. 

The Leadership Suh-Committee suffered from a change of work-horses 
in the middle of the stream. Mac Foust inherited the chairmanship in 
May and succeeded in directing the committee work in staffing all sum- 
mer camps adequatey. The training of the permanent staff was more 
effective and productive than in the past few years. The real work of 
this sub-committee has been in planning for the future. A new plan has 
been developed for the enlistment of volunteer counselors. A key rep- 
resentative has been selected in each district of the Presbytery who will 
along with the Resident Camp Director visit the pastors and churches. 
A study of the enrollment of the various camps for the last five years 
has been made in an effort to be more realistic in determining leader- 
ship needs and to avoid over and under recruitment. The most signifi- 
cant plans for 1970 call for the use of Unit Directors in recruitment, 
training and pre-camp planning, followed by in-camp service as coun- 
selors. The Resident Director or his assistant, recruited as one of the 
permanent summer staff members, will function as Unit Director while 
camps are in session. 

The Program Committee had a year filled with many successes, one big 
disappointment and a number of promising plans for 1970. The disap- 
pointment was that the Burlington experience for Senior High did not 
take place. Three basic reasons are attributed for this: (1) There was 
too little time to plan and publicize it after the original plans for 
Seniors were lost from the committee control; (2) Only a minimum 
enrollment was achieved; (3) We were unable to recruit responsible 



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leadership from within the Burlington neighborhoods where the Seniors 
would be working. With this single exception, the summer program was 
successful and registrations on par with last year. A canoe camp w^as a 
new addition to the 1969 schedule, thanks to gifts enabling us to pur- 
chase five canoes, and two such camps are being recommended for 1970, 
A significant innovation will be incorporated in the summer camping 
program for 1970. Junior and Junior-High groups from local churches 
or groups of churches (we are calling them "Island Groups") will be 
permitted to any given week of scheduled camping, space permitting, 
and these local churches will be permitted and requested to provide 
leadership for such groups. Another new addition to the 1970 program 
will permit rising high school Juniors, Seniors and graduates to serve 
as counselor-aids hy invitation of the Resident Director only with com- 
mittee approval. Also of interest: a Junior-High campference is being 
also planned for 1970 and a Senior-High conference will be held at the 
camp. Approval also has been given to open the Family Camping Area 
for use during the entire camping season. 

BASIC CAMPING PROGRAM 

Junior Camps: Basic small group camping and group life under 
trained Christian counselors for 4th through 6th grades, 5 days, 
June 22-27, June 29-July 4, July 13-18, August 3-8. 

Junior High Camp: More advanced small group camping and group 
experiences, 5 days, for 7th and 8th grades, July 6-11. 

In addition to the progression and advancement provided in Junior 
High Camps, the following camping opportunities are scheduled, to 
provide more variety and advanced experiences. 

ADVANCED AND SPECIALIZED CAMPS 

Conference : to meet the needs of older youth in 9th and 10th grades 
progressing from small group camping to conferences. July 27- 

Wilderness : Intensive and advanced camping for Junior Highs twelve 
(12) days centering in teepees and canvas shelters operating in- 
dependently of other groups. June 22-July 4, July 13-25. 

Senior Conference : A study conference for 9th through 12th grades 
centered at Camp New Hope, 5 days, July 20. 

Canoe: After training and preparation at camp, group makes three- 
four day canoe trip on selected suitable rivers and lakes. Prior 
camping experience required. For Junior Highs and Seniors. 
Seniors, July 6-13; Junior Highs, August 3-10. 

SERVICE AND INSPIRATION 

Work Camp: For 9th and 12th grades providing group life and serv- 
ice in getting camp facilities ready for the camping season. 4-6 
days, June 15. 

Clean-up Camp: Gives assistance to camp staff in closing and secur- 
ing camp facilities and equipment. For 9th thru 12th grades. 4-6 
days, August 17. 

CHRONOLOGICAL SCHEDULE OF SUMMER CAMPING 
PROGRAM— 1970 

June 10-19 Permanent Staff Training 

June 15- Work Camp 

June 22-27 I Junior Camp 

June 22-July 4 I Wilderness Camp for Junior-Highs 

June 29-July 4 II Junior Camp 

July 6-11 I Junior-High Camp 

July 6-13 Senior-High Canoe Camp 

July 13-18 III Junior Camp 



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July 13-25 
July 20- 



II Wilderness Junior High Camp 

Senior-High Conference (Staff Vacation) 

Junior-High Campference 

IV Junior Camp 

Junior-High Canoe Camp 

Open to Churches 

Clean-up Camp 



July 27- 



August 3-8 
August 3-10 



August 10-15 
August 17- 



RECESS 



Presbytery recessed for the afternoon break at 3:00, and 
reconvened at 3:15. Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. 
Kirk Allen. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report of the committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, and was adopted as follows: 

Your Church Extension Committee has been able to take advantage 
of some exciting opportunities during the year, 1969, thanks to the 
generosity of the churches through benevolence giving to the work of 
Orange Presbytery. 

1. New Church Ministry Committee, Dr. Kirk Allen, Chairman. 

a. Jamestown: Rev. Mac Foust has worked for two years and two 
months in Jamestown and has gathered some 140 people who 
petitioned Presbytery for organization at its October meeting. 
We are happy to report that a commission of ten people met 
on Sunday evening, December 7, 1969, and organized a new 
church at Jamestown. Our Committee commends Mr. Foust 
and his members for their enthusiasm, dedication and gene- 
rosity in assuming the minister's salary and the manse pay- 
ments for 1970, and we encourage them in their new work. 

b. Southeast Guilford County: Rev. Angus McGregor and his 
family are now living in the Forest Oaks sub-division. Mr. 
McGregor, at the request of the people he has visited in that area, 
has been conducting worship services on Sunday mornings with 75 
people in attendance. 

c. Southwest Reidsville: Rev. David Garth has been called by the 
Speedwell Church to be its pastor, and by our Committee to 
serve as part time Church Extension worker to develop a new 
church in Southwest Reidsville. Mr. Garth and his wife have 
moved into the Speedwell manse and our report today has a 
recommendation relative to his call to this work. 

d. Fellowship Church: Under the leadership of the Pastor, Rev. 
Marion H. Currie, the church has built a building in which 
members are currently purchasing the property on which the 
building is located on New Garden Road in Greensboro. 

e. Church of the Redeemer: Since the resignation of the pastor, 
Rev. Cecil Callis, Dr. John Fleming of the Presbyterian Home 
has been supplying the pulpit. Our Committee and the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work are working together 
to aid this congregation. 

2. Sustentation Church Ministry Committee, Mr. Herb Reese, Chair- 
man. 

This sub-committee has worked with the following missionary aid 
receiving churches during 1969 : 



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Griers Milton 

Hope View Red House 

Morningside Riverview 

Oakview Springwood 

Randolph Stony Creek 

The Committee commends Stony Creek Church for assuming for 1970 
the amount annually requested in former years. 

3. Cooperative Church Ministry Coiyimittee, Rev. Donald Campbell, Chm. 

a. Caswell County: Rev. Robert Ledbetter has served as the coordi- 
nator of the Caswell Area Presbyterian Cooperative Work, but 
has recently tendered his resignation. We commend him highly 
and thank him sincerely for his efforts in this work. Our Com- 
mittee has re-assigned Mr. Vernon Grimes, Church Extension 
Worker in Lee County, to Caswell County where he has been work- 
ing most of last year, 1969. He will be also investigating the pos- 
sibilities of cooperative work this year in Rockingham County. 

b. Lee County: At present our Committee does not have a Church 
Extension worker in Lee County. 

c. Orange County: Miss Frances Pritchett continues to serve as 
Church Extension Worker in this county in a very satisfactory 
manner, working with seven churches. 

4. Special Ministries Committee, Rev. Jerry McCann, Chairman. 

a. Prison Work Ministry: Rev. J. E. McMillan, retired UPUSA 
minister, works part time as a counselor and chaplain to "first 
termers" at the prison camp in Greensboro. 

b. Inner-City Ministry: This is a joint denominational effort with 
the United Methodist Church and is directed by Rev. Ray Moss 
in the inner city and poverty areas of Greensboro. 

5. Evangelism Committee, Rev. Norman Whitney, Chairman. 

This committee is concerned with evangelism in a Presbytery-wide 
level. Mr. Whitney is the new chairman, and would welcome any 
suggestions about evangelism emphasis on this level. 

6. Budget, Finance and Property Committee, Mr. Roy Wagner, Chm. 
This committee is concerned with, as the name implies, matters that 
pertain to budgets, (this year and three years into the future) , 
Finance, (reporting to the Committee monthly, keeping check on the 
yearly financial picture, projecting expenditures throughout the 
year) , and Property, (maintaining tracts of land owned by the 
Presl3ytery which will either be eventually used to locate new churches, 
or which will be sold at a later date in order to re-purchase more 
strategically located sites). 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Sessions be encouraged to promote programs of lay renewal in 
their churches, and that they seek advice and counsel from Mr. 
Charles Olsen of our Board of National Ministries. 

2. That Presbytery approve the list of missionary aid receiving churches 
listed in the 1970 Church Extension budget, and included with this 
docket. 

3. That Presbytery concur with the recommendations of the Commission 
on Minister and His Work in the approval of the call of the James- 
town Church to Rev. M. M. Foust to be their pastor, and in the ap- 
proval of the calls of the Speedwell Church and Orange Presbytery 



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through the Church Extension Committee to Rev. David Garth, who 
will be serving as part time Church Extension Worker to develop a 
new church in Southwest Reidsville. 

4. That Presbytery express appreciation to the members of the Church 
Extension Committee, and especially to the class of '69, for the many 
unselfish hours they have spent in the committee and sub-committee 
work, for their faithfulness to their tasks, and for the splendid job 
they have done during 1969. 

5. That Presbytery express deepest thanks to Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr. for his continued enthusiasm and zeal, his vision and guidance in 
the cause of Church Extension. 

6. That Presbytery approve the yoking of Morningside and Wayside 
Churches. 

7. To direct the Trustees of Orange Presbytery to effect the transfer of 
the deed to the manse property on 110 Tanglewood Drive, James- 
town, owned by Orange Presbytery to the Trustees of the Jamestown 
Presbyterian Church. 

8. That the members of Orange Presbytery express to Kay Misenheimer 
their gratitude to him and to his church for the many hours of de- 
voted service which he has given to the Presbytery while serving as 
Chairman of the Church Extension Committee, and that the Mod- 
erator be requested to write to the Session of the Church of the 
Covenant expressing this gratitude. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was given by the Chairman, Rev. James F. Miller. 
Mr. Miller presented Mr. Scott Ward Smith, a member of the 
Graham Church, to be considered by Orange Presbytery as a 
Candidate for the Ministry. The Moderator examined Mr. 
Smith on his experience qf Christian grace and his motives 
for seeking the ministry. The examination was sustained as 
satisfactory and a motion was adopted, all other requirements 
being in order, that he be received as a Candidate under the 
Care of Orange Presbytery. The questions required of candi- 
dates were propounded by the Moderator and were answred 
in the affirmative. Mr. Charles Parkes led in prayer, and the 
Charge to the Candidate was delivered by Rev. W. W. Peters. 
The Moderator stated that Scott Ward Smith was acknowl- 
edged and declared to be a Candidate for the Ministry under 
the care of Orange Presbytery, and that he be enrolled as 
such. The benediction was pronounced by the Moderator. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE 
"DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT" 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, and was adopted as follows : 

The Committee appointed by Orange Presbytery "to determine what 
response, if any. Orange Presbytery should make to the so-called DECLA- 
RATION OF COMMITMENT" has taken this matter under advisement 
and study. 

From our study, we make the following observations : 

The communication does not come to Orange Presbytery or to any 
other court of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. in the ways suggested 



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in the standards of the church (BCO 117, 119). It addresses itself 
to one point of view and offers no possibilities of rejoinder, correc- 
tion, or meeting of the minds. 

The communication seems to contain protests against anticipated or 
feared actions of the courts of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. Any 
Presbyterian has the right to dissent from the actions of the courts 
of the church. Means of dissent, protest or complaint are spelled out 
in the Book of Church Order, Chapters 117, 119. The Committee did 
not find that the means of an advertisement in the public press is 
among the means suggested in the standards. It further is unfor- 
tunate that the communication is directed to questions not now di- 
rectly under consideration before the courts of the church (i.e., 
UPUSA union, COCU, a new Confession) as this is misleading, 
creates misunderstanding, and gives an unfavorable image of the 
church. 

Orange Presbytery has had and will continue to have full oppor- 
portunity to make its own decisions and to influence the decisions of 
the higher courts through the established procedures defined in the 
standards. 

THEREFORE, the Committee recommends that no formal response be 
made by Orange Presbytery to the Declaration of Commitment. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. W. W. Peters moved that the matter of Manford Saun- 
ders be reconsidered. The motion was approved. A motion 
was then approved that Manford Saunders be divested of the 
Office of Minister, in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order, Chapter 112-1 and Chapter 26-9. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. C. W. Kim- 
brough, and was adopted as follows: 

1. May it be resolved that Orange Presbytery express its appreciation 
to Starmount Church for inviting Presbytery to hold its 417th 
Stated Meeting in this Church; 

2. and, for the conveniences, and comfort provided for Presbytery; 

3. and, especially, a word of appreciation to those responsible for the 
delicious meal which we have enjoyed here today; 

4. and, that those responsible for the meal present themselves, and that 
Presbytery stand as an expression of gratitude. 

MANUAL REVISION 

The proposed amendment to the Manual concerning the name 
change for the Committee on Church Extension was defeated 
on second reading. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The Four Hundred Eighteenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of 
High Point on Thursday, April 23, 1970, at 9 :00 A. M. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Presby- 
tery voted to adjourn, and the closing prayer was offered by 
the Moderator, Rv. J. Earl Adkins. 

J. Earl Adkins, Moderator 
Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is a dream come true. 
In 1951 the Committee on Church Extension of Orange Presbytery, with 
representatives from the Sessions of the First Presbyterian Church and 
the Church of the Covenant, saw the need of a church in the rapidly 
growing western section of Greensboro. With enthusiasm and with vision 
they planned such a church. On November 16, 1952, meeting in the 
Church of the Covenant, 99 petitioners were organized into the congre- 
gation of the STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. On Palm 
Sunday, March 29, 1953, the congregation held its first Worship Service 
in the building which was a "gift" from the Presbytery and many 
friends to the members of the new church, thus enabling the young con- 
gregation, then numbering 254, to begin its work "debt free." 

The blessing of God has been upon the church from the time of its 
conception, and its membership has grown spiritually and numerically. 
During its 17 years 552 persons have been received by profession of 
faith and baptism and 1,141 have been received by transfer of letter or 
reaffirmation of faith. 

One of the contributions which the Starmount Church has been able 
to make to the community is the use of its facilities by innumerable or- 
ganizations. Three churches have held many of their through-the-week 
meetings in our building while their own buildings were in the process 
of being built. The Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Christ Meth- 
odist Church and the Church of the Latter Day Saints met here. At one 
time we housed six first grades from the City School system for a whole 
year. For several years the Association for the Mentally Retarded op- 
erated two classes for Kindergarten age children. For the past two 
years the service has been expanded into a Day Care Center for the 
Mentally Retarded serving about 30 children at present with an all-day 
care including lunch. This Center is open five days a week all year. 
Seeing the value of this kind of service led the Church to begin a Sun- 
day School Class for the Mentally Retarded last year. This class begins 
at 9:30 and ends at 12:30 thus enabling the families of such children 
to attend their own churches and Sunday Schools. 

The Church serves as a regular meeting place for such diverse groups 
as the Starmount Alcoholics Anonymous Group — an open group, the 
Greensboro Jaycettes, Grimsley Junior Jaycettes, the Greensboro Gar- 
den Club Council, the League of Women Voters, the Nat Green Ski 
Club, the Guilford Homemakers (YWCA). The Medical Auxiliary, 
Green Valley Mite Football team, and others use the buildings on oc- 
casions. 

Through an arrangement with the School of Nursing, UNC-G classes, 
under the direction of an instructor, visit in our Week-day Kindergarten 
for observation and instruction. 

The STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH gratefully acknowl- 
edges its great debt to our Heavenly Father for His abundant blessings 
and to a whole host of friends and members of the other Presbyterian 
Churches in Greensboro without whose gifts and services we would not 
have been enabled to have adequate facilities with which to confront boys 
and girls and men and women with the claims of Jesus Christ upon their 
lives, and for teaching the Living Word of God. 



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ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HIGH POINT, N. C. 
APRIL 23, 1970 — 9:00 A.M. 

The Four-Hundred-Eighteenth Stated Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. J. Earl Adkins, 
at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 23, 1970, in the First Presby- 
terian Church, High Point, N. C. Presbytery was led in prayer 
by the Moderator and joined in the singing of the hymn, "We 
Love Thy Church, God." 

ROLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present : 



MINISTER RULING ELDER CHURCH 

J. Earl Adkins C. V. Yarbrough Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins Robert D. White Burlington First 

James H. Allen (Campus Ministry, 

UNC-G) 

W. Kirk Allen William R. Atkins High Point First 

Vance Barron Harold Glad University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe Richard F. Bean Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr. Dan Kruger Dogvv^ood Acres 

Leon Crawford Whispering Pines 

Coy Bovender Robert Phillips Faith 

Donald A. Campbell Dewey G. Scott Hawfields 

Charles R. Carter Joe Wood Forest Hills 

William Chappell New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (Stated Clerk) 

Robert R. Childs, Jr. Siler City 

L. French Cowan E. M. Sartin Stony Creek 

Marion H. Currie Ward Voight Fellowship 

Frank A. Davidson East Burlington 

F. Marion Dick (Honorably Retired) 

John A. Eliason Wade H. Staunton Piedmont 

Galen Elliott C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Joseph W. Flora Greensboro First 

Joseph M. Garrison (Honorably Retired) 

David K. Garth Jack Booker Speedwell 

Walter H. Goodman C. F. Brown Sedgefield 

T. A. Guiton (Honorary Retired) 

H. Dewey Herring Mrs. Ruby S. Caldwell Crestwood 

Raymond A. Horn (Synod of N. C.) 

Edsel M. Huffstetler Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

C. W. Kinbrough Frank M. Gilliam Pocket 

Robert S. Ledbetter Taylor M. Snead Yanceyville 

John H. Leith (U. T. S. Faculty) 

R. Grady Love Northside 

Wilkes Macaulay Donald R. Chishelm Asheboro First 

W. Lowry McBath William C. Anderson Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Angus McGregor (Church Extension) 

S. L. McKay S. Vernon Stevens, Jr. Broadway 

C. W. Cameron Salem 

Allen C. McSween, Sr. James W. Morrow Starmount 

Carl May Starmount 



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James F. Miller Mrs. K. L. Whittington Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer Robert E. Proctor Covenant 

C. N. Morrison (Honorably Retired) 

Marion J. Murray (Honorably Retired) 

W. W. Olney, III L. E. Beard Hillsborough 

T. Henry Patterson (Honorably Retired) 

Roy K. Patteson (Davidson Comm. 

College) 

William T. Perkins W. M. Holt, Jr Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters W. B. Compton Graham 

A. V. Ray Robert B. May Hope View 

H. Middleton Raynal (Lee-Harnett Mental 

Health) 

John A. Redhead, Jr. E. Frank Andrews Greensboro First 

F. J. Blackwood, Jr. Greensboro First 

Floyd Hendley Greensboro First 

James P. Sample Robert W. Isley Eno 

Paul G. Settle Roland Parton Northside 

Steven Shoemaker Pittsboro 

(Pastor Elect) 

Samuel C. Smith V. M. Baldwin Westview 

R. H. Stone (Honorably Retired) 

James S. R. Tippens (Camp New Hope) 

Donald E. Trent Kenneth J. Smith Glenwood 

William D. Varker Maurice K. Bason Westminster 

Harold F. Waldruff L. Edwin Robertson Madison 
James J. Watkins H. C. McPherson Randolph 

Worth N. Watts Trinity 

John C. Whitley G. T. Sykes Eden First 

Elinos Whitlock, Jr. Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 
Norman M. Whitney Harold T. Baldwin Bethany 
John A. Womeldorf James Y. Blackwell, Jr. Bethesda 

James E. Wood James M. Campbell Euphronia 

William M. Spivey White Hill 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr. Ralph Morrison El Bethel 

Robert Thomas Riverview 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. Dan A. Kelly Brentwood 

Raymond S. Ragan Bethel 
M. E. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

Lonnie L. Patton Cross Roads 

E. L. Gunther Cummock 
Roy McAlister Greenwood 

David Fleming Jamestown 

J. Edmund Latta Little River 

M. S. Angle Milton 
Bobby L. Wicker Morningside 
Lynn D. Ikenberry Reconciliation 
Osmond Smith, Jr. Red House 

W. J. Fetzor Reidsville First 

W. Wesley Kent St. Andrews 

W. C. Donnell Sanford First 

Eugene Hinkle Shiloh 

Billy G. Sutton Springw^ood 

Wilton E. Pool Stoneville 

Richmond B. Waddell Wayside 

CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

According to the official roll, the following churches had no 
Ruling Elder present: 

East Burlington Griers Pittsboro 

Haywood Gulf Pleasant Grove 

Redeemer 



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Fairfield 

Farmville 

Goldston 



Joyce 
Mebane 

Mt. Vernon Springs 
New Hope 
Oakview 



Siler City 
Smyrna 
Trinity 
Vandalia 



Wentworth 



ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Dr. John H. Leith, Professor of Historical Theology at Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, the Moderator in 
Nomination, was elected Moderator by acclamation, 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 



Rev. David K. Garth and Rev. W. W. Olney III were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder William S. Creech of the High Point First Church 
warmly welcomed Presbytery to High Point and the First 
Church. 

The Host Pastor, Dr. W. Kirk Allen, Jr., gave an additional 
word of welcome and requested that the afternoon session be 
held at the Forest Hills Church, due to a funeral service sched- 
uled for the High Point First Church. A motion to this effect 
was approved. 

A motion was approved that Orange Presbytery send three 
Fraternal Delegates to the Meeting of Yadkin Presbytery of 
the United Presbyterian Church, which was also meeting in 
High Point, to extend our greetings. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Dr. Joseph M. Gar- 
rison, and the Docket was approved. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FOUR HUNDRED ENGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 
F5RST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HIGH POINT, N. C. 



9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer: Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Dr. John H. Leith, Professor of 



Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. David Garth, Pastor, 

Speedwell Presbyterian 
Church 
Rev. W. W. Olney, III, 
Pastor, Hillsborough 
Presbyterian Church 



APRIL 23, 1970 — 9:00 A.M. 



Historical Theology, Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, Moderator in Nomination 



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Address of Welcome: William S. Creech, Ruling Elder, 
First Presbyterian Church, High 
Point 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Dr. Joseph 

Garrison 

Nomination of Next Moderator 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
9:45 A.M. Communion Meditation: Candidate Steven Shoemaker 
Communion 

Memorial to Rev. R. Don Carson: Rev. J. Earl Adkins, 

Edge wood 

Presbyterian Church, 
Sanford 

Memorial to Rev. J. R. Woods: Rev. F. Marion Dick, H.R. 
10:15 A.M. Recess Period 
10:30 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 
Bills and Overtures 
Resolutions 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. W. D. 

Varker, 
Chairman 

11:00 A.M. *Christian Higher Education Committee: Rev. Jim Miller, 

Chairman 

CANDIDATE STEVEN SHOEMAKER, under the care 
of Chicago Presbytery, United Presbyterian Church, 
Graduate Student at Duke University, Pastor-elect of 
Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches. 
Examinations Committee: Dr. Vance Barron, Chairman 
11:30 A.M. Christian Education Committee: Rev. W. W. Peters, Chm. 

Sub-Committee on Camps and Conferences: Rev. Lowry 

McBath 

12:15 P.M. Sessional Records Committee Report: Rev. Clyde Wray, 

Jr., Chairman 

12:30 P.M. Recess for lunch 
1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Special Presentation Re: Restructuring Presbytery Lines 

— Representative from Wilmington Presbytery 
Council of Orange Presbytery: Mr. Paul G. Boone, Chm. 

Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. R. E. Kizer, Chm. 
Bi-Centennial Committee: Rev. Donald Campbell, Chm. 
Stewardship and Promotion Committee: Rev. Lee Adkins, 

Chm. 

Church Extension Committee: Rev. Donald Campbell, Chm. 
Nominations Committee: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chairman 
World Missions Committee: Rev. Edsel Huffstetler, Chm. 
2:45 P.M. Recess 
3:00 Reconvene 

Special report of Worship and Work Committee: 

Dr. Joseph Garrison 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery — Ruling Elder Charles T. 

Boyd 

♦Trustees of Glade Valley 
Special Studies Committee: Rev. Frank Davison 

1) Proposed recommendation for Adjourned meeting of 
Orange Presbytery, Saturday, May 2 
Committee on Women's Work: Rev. French Cowan 
Resolutions Committee 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 

Adjournment: An announcement by the Worship and 



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Work Committee will be made in regard to date of next 
meeting. 

Dr. Garrison then moved that the standing rules be suspended 
and that Presbytery meet for its 418th Stated Meeting on 
Thursday, July 2, 1970. The motion was approved. 

ELECTION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. James J. Watkins, Pastor of the Randolph Church and 
a Church Extension worker of Orange Presbytery, was elected 
Moderator in Nomination for the 419th Stated Meeting of 
Orange Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

Rev. J. R. Woodson of Holston Presbytery, Rev. L. R. Edger- 
ton of Concord Presbytery, Dr. J. I. Knight of Concord Pres- 
bytery, Dr. John K. Fleming of Granville Presbytery, Dr. 
J. H. Whitmore of Winston-Salem Presbytery, Ruling Elder 
William Rogers, Ruling Elder Herman Blizzard and Rev. Har- 
old Todd of Wilmington Presbytery were invited to sit as 
visiting brethren and given the privilege of the floor. 

Larry Churchill and Steven Shoemaker, students for the 
Ministry at Duke University, were introduced to Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following Ministers were granted excuses from this 
meeting of Presbytery: 

Tom B. Anderson J. Bruce Frye 

Cecil C. Callis Fred Horton 

John P. Stephenson, Jr. Roy K. Patteson (afternoon session) 

Milton M. Foust 

2. A letter of transfer for Candidate Steven Shoemaker from 
Dr. Conway E. Ramsey er, Director of Candidates, Presbytery 
of Chicago, stating the qualifications of the Candidate, was 
accepted in lieu of a Certificate of Transfer. 

3. A Certificate of Transfer for Candidate Captain Banks 
Hudson to Greenbrier Presbytery and the request of Candi- 
date Hudson for transfer to that Presbytery were approved. 

4. The transfer of Rev. John Jay Deifell to Potomac Pres- 
bytery on November 11, 1969 was approved. This action cor- 
rected an omission in the records of Presbytery. 

5. The following communication was read: 

"The Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Reidsville, N. C. 
requests permission to continue using the facilities of the former 
Hillview Church for another year under the policy established at 
the 414th Meeting of Orange Presbytery, April 24, 1969." 

6. The minutes of Installation Commissions for Rev. David 
K. Garth, Rev. Samuel C. Smith and Rev. Milton M. Foust 
were admitted to record as follows : 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL DAVID K. GARTH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Speedwell Church February 1, 1970 at 2:30 P.M. and was con- 
vened with prayer by Rev. Angus W. McGregor. Members present: 
MINISTERS: C. L. Cheshire, Jr., W. Kirk Allen, Samuel Smith, and 
ELDERS: Roy W. Wagner, C. L. Booker, Mrs. W. A. Rankin. A 
Quorum was present. Elder (Mrs. W. A.) Lucy M. Rankin was elected 
Clerk. Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. presided in the Worship Service. Dr. 
Z. N. Holler, Jr. preached the sermon. Text: Matthew 6:13, Sermon: 
"Lead Us Not Into Temptation". Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions 
to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative. Rev. David K. Garth was installed as Pastor of the Speed- 
well Church according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Dr. 
W. Kirk Allen delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Roy W. 
Wagner to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the Officers of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Roy W. Wagner. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Lucy M. Rankin (Mrs. W. A.), Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. SAMUEL C. SMITH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Westview Presbyterian Church February 8 and was convened 
with prayer by Elder B. H. Wolfe. Members present: MINISTERS: 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Kay Misenheimer, Frank Davison, John Elia- 
son and ELDERS: B. H. Wolfe, Roland Parton, Jim Ferrell, and Harry 
Clark. A Quorum was present. Elder Harry M. Clark was elected 
Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., presided in the Worship Service. 
Rev. John Eliason preached the Sermon. Text: 1 Cor. 13, Sermon: 
Love. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the 
Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Samuel 
C. Smith was Installed as Pastor of the Westview Presbyterian Church 
according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder B. H. Wolfe 
delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer to 
the congregation. Rev. Frank Davison had the installation prayer. The 
Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Jim Ferrell. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Harry M. Clark, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL MILTON M. FOUST 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Jamestown Town Hall Church February 15, 7:00 p.m. and was 
convened with prayer by Staley Garrison. Members present: MINIS- 
TERS: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Lewis Bledsoe, Edsel Huffstetler and 
ELDERS: Bill Hylton, Staley Garrison, J. Edward Pleasants. A Quo- 
rum was present. Elder Bill Hylton was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Linwood 
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preached the Sermon. Text: Romans 12:1-10, Sermon: "A Completed 
Church". Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister 
and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. 
Milton M. Foust was Installed as Pastor of the Jamestown Presbyterian 
Church according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder 
Staley Garrison delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Edsel 
Huffstetler to the congregation. Elder J. Edward Pleasants gave the 
prayer of installation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the officers and members of the congre- 
gation came forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their 
cordial reception and affectionate regard." 

**The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by J. Edward Pleasants. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Bill Hylton, Clerk 

COMMUNION MEDITATION 

After the singing of "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," 
Presbytery was led in the Communion Meditation by Mr. 
Steven Shoemaker, who dehvered the message as a part of 
his examination for ordination. Mr. Shoemaker chose as his 
text Ephesians 5:15 ff., and spoke concerning the idolatry of 
overindulgence and the joy of commitment to Christ. 

COMMUNION 

The Communion Service was conducted by the Host Pastor, 
Dr. W. Kirk Allen, Jr., and by the Retiring Moderator, Rev. 
J. Earl Adkins, and was served by Ruling Elders of the High 
Point First Church. 

MEMORIALS 

A Memorial to Rev. Robert Donald Carson was presented by 
Rev. J. Earl Adkins, and was adopted, with copies to be sent 
to the Family and Church. 

A Memorial to Rev. John Russell Woods was presented by 
Rev. F. Marion Dick, and was adopted, with copies to be sent 
to the Family and Church. 

MEMORIAL 

The Rev. Robert Donald Carson, following several months of illness, 
departed this life January 21, 1970 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North 
Carolina and was laid to rest in Montlawn Cemetery Raleigh, North 
Carolina beside his daughter, Margaret K., who preceded him into the 
church triumphant. 

He was a native of Campbell County, Virginia, the son of Ernest H. 
and Emma Drinkard Carson. He did his undergraduate work at Hamp- 
ton Sidney College, Hampton Sidney, Virginia, He received his Batche- 
lor of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1936 and 
his masters in Theology from the same institution in 1942. 

He was ordained into the gospel ministry July 15, 1936 by East 
Hanover Presbytery in Virginia. His first pastorate was Woodlawn 



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Church, Hopewell, Virginia, 1936-38, followed by Ashland Presbyterian 
Church, Ashland, Virginia, 1938-45; Westminister Presbyterian Church, 
Raleigh, N. C, 1945-56; and First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C, 
1956-69. 

On May 11, 1935 he married Miss Hilda Margaret Mays of Rich- 
mond, Virginia, a wise counselor, helpmate, and companion who survives 
with three children, Mrs. O. T. Sloan, Jr., Mrs. E. M. Dunn, and Robert 
Donald Carson, Jr. 

Don, as he was familiarly known by the members of the churches 
and in the communities he served, after eleven spirit filled years as 
pastor of the Westminister Church of Raleigh was called to the pas- 
torate of the First Presbyterian Church of Sanford in Orange Presby- 
tery. During the thirteen years of his pastorate the church made prog- 
ress spiritually, in its outreach, its membership, and its greatly enlarged 
physical church plant. 

He was deeply interested in people of all classes in and out of the 
church. As a member of the Rotary Club, he was active in Civic Life, 
particularly with the less fortunate. The Sanford Herald wrote in an 
editorial, "The Rev. R. Don Carson was vitally interested in the less 
fortunate of the community and was known as pastor, minister, and 
friend to the needy. The Helping Hand Fund of his church was 
graciously and wisely used, and he was able to communicate with the 
alcoholic and to help him." 

An excellent pastor he served his flock with love, sympathy and 
understanding, a source of comfort in illness and sorrow. He was 
understanding of their perplexities and wise in his counseling with 
words, and setting a high example of an abiding faith. 

He ably preached the Word and proclaimed the good news of Christ 
the Saviour of men. Behind his Biblical sermons was applied prayer 
in which he sincerely believed. 

A Presbyter, considerate of his fellow ministers, he follovv^ed the 
programs of the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly with humil- 
ity. When called upon by Presbytery, he served with earnestness and 
wisdom as Moderator, Commissioner to the General Assembly, and on 
its several committees. 

Interested in Education, he was instrumental in establishing the 
Malcolm L. McLeod Educational Fund and served ably as Trustee of 
Peace College, Raleigh, North Carolina and St. Andrews College, Laur- 
inburg, North Carolina. 

"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth, yea 
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works 
do follow them". 

Gabe Holmes, Sr. 
Mrs. Seabrook Jones 
Ralph Monger, Jr. 
Resolutions Committee 
First Presbyterian Church 



Sanford, N. C. 



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MEMORIAL TO JOHN RUSSELL WOODS 
1896- 1970 

John Russell Woods was born in Tsingkiangpu, China, December 2, 
1896 of a distinguished missionary family. He was the son of Dr. James 
Baker Woods and Bessie Brown Woods. He grew up in China and 
returned to the States to complete his education; graduating from 
Davidson College in 1918 with a B.A. degree. After teaching in McCal- 
lie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he entered Union Theological 
Seminary in Richmond, Va. and graduated from that institution with 
a B.D. degree in 1923. He was awarded the Moses D. Hoge Fellowship 
of his class, and following a year's study at Union Seminary he received 
his Master of Theology degree. He was then made a member of the 
faculty at the Seminary, and served as an Instructor during 1924 and 
a professor from 1925 to 1928. 

The Rev. Mr. Woods was licensed to preach by East Hanover Pres- 
bytery in the Synod of Virginia in 1923 and ordained by the same 
Presbytery in 1924. The desire to witness for Christ in China had for 
a long time been in his heart and he accordingly applied to the Board 
of World Missions for service in China. While awaiting appointment 
as a foreign missionary, he requested work in the Home Mission field, 
and was Stated Supply in the Elsa and Santa Rosa churches in the 
Synod of Texas for two years. In 1930 the World Board authorized 
his return to China, the land of his birth, as a missionary. 

In 1934, the Rev. John Russell Woods married Elinor Myers of New 
Orleans, La., who was also serving as a missionary to China. To this 
union were born three daughters and one son, namely: Mrs. A. J. 
Moreau, Jr. Richmond, Va., Mrs. J. W. Clore of Conover, N. C, Miss 
Elinor E. Woods of Atlanta, Ga., and John Russell Woods, Jr. of 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Woods continued to serve as missionaries in Tsing- 
kiangpu, China, with Mr. Woods itinerating in the country field of 
North Kiangsu, preaching, administrating, conferring with local pas- 
tors, holding communion services and carrying on famine relief work 
in that area. There were times when, due to the presence of bandits in 
that section of China, Mr. Woods life was in real danger. On one 
occasion the Lord used the bandit chief to protect Mr. Woods' life, 
because he himself had been healed in the Mission Hospital by Mr. 
Woods' father. Dr. James Baker Woods. 

After the Japanese occupation of China in 1938, it became more and 
more difficult to carry on the work and it was evident that the Woods 
family would have to leave China. So in December, 1940, the Woods 
family, together with a number of other missionaries, returned to the 
United States on one of the three ships sent over by the United States 
Government. 

Hoping to return to China, the Rev. Mr. Woods served as Stated 
Supply of churches in Texas and Louisiana. In 1947 he accepted a Call 
to the Refugio Church, Refugio, Texas, and served there until 1953. 
From 1953 to 1964 Mr. Woods was pastor of the Timmonsville and 
Fair Hope churches in the Synod of South Carolina. During this latter 
pastorate he served as Stated Clerk of Pee Dee Presbytery from 1954 
to 1964. 

In 1964 Mr. Woods was called to the Wentworth and Smyrna 
churches in Rockingham County, N. C. He served the two congrega- 
tions and the people of the two communities with outstanding success 
as teacher, preacher, and pastor for five and one-half years. On Sun- 
day morning, February 8, 1970, he died suddenly and as peacefully as 
one falls asleep. Funeral services were held February 10th in the 



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Wentworth Church and burial followed in the Smyrna Church cemetery 
at Bakers Crossroads Rockingham County. 

His own people at Wentworth and Smyrna churches can best speak 
of the effectiveness of his ministry and Christian influence in that 
field, and we quote the Clerks of the Sessions as follows: 

Mr. J. T. Roberts, Clerk of the Session at Wentworth Church said: 
"The Rev. Mr. Woods was one of the best pastors and Sunday School 
teachers we have ever had. He brought people together in fine Chris- 
tian fellowship. A fine Christian atmosphere surrounded him and 
imparted itself to all who knew him or were associated with him, in 
the Church or out of it. We, at the Wentworth Church, feel that our 
lives have been greatly enriched and blessed as a result of knowing this 
man of God and working with him for five and one-half years." 

Mr. Jack Rakestraw, Clerk of Session at Smyrna Church said: "Mr. 
Woods was one surely called of God and greatly gifted as a teacher and 
preacher of the Word of God. He was very careful in his preparation 
and presentation of the Scriptures, whether in Bible class or pulpit. He 
took pains to know whereof he spoke. There was also a calmness about 
him, a quiet assurance that touched every one. He was interested in 
both the young and old in his congregation and in the whole community. 
Our loss is great, but how much richer our lives are for having the 
opportunity to know and love John Russell Woods." 

Mr. Rakestraw sent me a quotation marked "selected" which I shall 
use to close for it truly applies to the subject of this memorial. 

"He has achieved success who has lived well, who has gained the 
respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has looked 
for the best in others and given the best of himself; whose life was an 
inspiration and whose memory is a benediction." 

Respectfully submitted ; 
Dr. F. Marion Dick 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for the morning break at 10 :45, and was 
reconvened by the Moderator at 11 :00. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Standing Committees were appointed by the Moderator as 
follows : 

Bills and Overtures: Resolutions: 

Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman Rev. Donald Campbell, Chairman 

Rev. S. L. McKay Rev. John Whitley 

Rev. David Blue Ruling Elder W. M. Holt, Jr. 
Ruling Elder Harold Glad 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES 

Fraternal Delegates to Yadkin Presbytery were appointed by 
the Moderator as follows : 

Dr. Dr. W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 
Rev. W. W. Peters 
Rev. Harold F. Waldruf 
Ruling Elder Herbert Reese 



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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. WilUam 
Varker. 

A motion was approved that the pastoral relationship between 
the Westminster Church and Rev. William Varker be dis- 
solved at Mr. Varker's request and with the reluctant consent 
of the Westminster Church, in order that he might accept a 
call to Congaree Presbytery. Mr. Varker was commended by 
Presbytery for his devoted service, and the Stated Clerk was 
directed to send a letter of commendation to Congaree 
Presbytery. 

The report was approved as follows : 

I. Acting in the Capacity of a Committee, your Commission reviewed 
the following calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The Congregation of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Lee 
County, has called Leonard Bumgardner as pastor. The terms 
of Call arc: 

^ A. $6,300.00 annual salary 

B. $1,100.00 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse 

D. 10% of salary base to be paid into the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family. 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Sanford. 

Permission to move onto field before being received into 
Presbytery. 

2. The Congregation of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 
has called the Reverend James Rismiller as pastor. The terms 
of Call are: 

A. $7,000 annual salary (7% designated as manse expense) 

B. $1,000 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse and utilities 

D. 10% of salary base to be paid into the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family. 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Burlington. 

H. $200 professional expenses. 

Permission to move onto field before being received into 
Presbytery. 

3. The Congregation of the Church of the Redeemer has called 
the Reverend William Bowers as pastor. The terms of Call 
are: 

A. $5,800 annual salary 

B. $1,050 annual car allowance 

C. $2,400 manse allowance 

D. 10% of salary base to be paid into the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family. 

F. One month vacation, plus two weeks for study and confer- 
ences 

G. Moving expenses to High Point. 

H. $550 utilities and furnishings 

I. $200 office and books 

Permission to move onto field before being received into 
Presbytery. 



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4. The Congregation of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church has 
called the Reverend Warren Cloud Brannon as pastor. The 
terms of Call are: 

A. $7,500 annual salary ($2000 designated as manse expense) 

B. $1,050 car allowance 

C. $1,800 rent allowance. 

D. 10% of salary base to be paid into the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Burlington. 

H. Ministers Salary Protection Insurance. 

Permission to move onto field before received into Presbytery. 

5. The Congregations of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Presbyterian Churches have called Mr. Steven Shoemaker as 
pastor. The terms of Call are: 

A. $5,000 annual salary 

B. $1,000 annual car allowance 

C. Free use of manse 

D. 10% of salary base to be paid into the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family 

F. One month vacation 

(not minimum salary because part-time minister 15 hr.-week) 
II. PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1969 



1. 


Bethel* 


14. 


Morningside* * * 


2. 


Buffalo (L)* 


15. 


Mt. Vernon Springs** 


3. 


Cross Roads* 


16. 


Pittsboro** 


4. 


Cumnock* 


17. 


Reconciliation* * * 


5. 


Farmville* 


18. 


Redeemer* 


6. 


Goldston 


19. 


Red House*** 


7. 


Greenwood* 


20. 


St. Andrews* 


8. 


Gulf* 


21. 


Sanford First* 


9. 


Haywood* 
Joyce* 


22. 


Springwood* 


10. 


23. 


Stoneville*** 


11. 


Little River* 


24. 


Vandalia*** 


12. 


Mebane*** 


25. 


Wayside*** 


13. 


Milton*** 


26. 


Westview* 



* Supplied by Interim Supply Pastor 
**Have called a minister who will be on the field shortly 
*** Supplied one Sunday each month 

III. MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING 
CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1969. 

1. James H. Allen, Campus Minister, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. John T. Brothers, O. M., Larchmont, N. Y. 

3. P. B. Burleigh, H. R., Lakeland, Fla. 

4. Cecil C. Callis, Kernersville, N. C. 

5. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., S.C., Exec. Secty., Greensboro, 
N. C. 

6. John S. Cook, H.R., Eden, N. C. 

7. W. Creed Cooper, H.R., Montreat, N. C. 

8. F. Marion Dick, H.R., McLeansville, N. C. 

9. Albert P. Dickson, H.R., Plumtree, N. C. 

10. James Bruce Frye, Admin., St. Ambrose College, Laurinburg, 
N. C. 

11. Samuel R. Fudge, Admin., Hillsborough, N. C. 

12. Joseph M. Garrison, H.R., Greensboro, N. C. 

13. T, A. Guiton, H.R., Fayetteville, N. C. 

14. Samuel R. Hope, Admin., Nashville, Tenn. 



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15. Raymond Horn, Admin., Raleigh, N. C. 

16. Fred L. Horton, Jr., Stu., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

17. Marion F. Huske, H.R., Charlotte, N. C. 

18. F. S. Johnston, H.R., Wilmington, N. C. 

19. Vann S. Joines, Admin., St. Andrews College, Laarinburg, 
N. C. 

20. Joseph S. Jones, H.R., Burlington, N. C. 

21. John H. Leith, Prof., Richmond, Va. 

22. Angus McGregor, Pby. Ch. Extension, Greensboro, N. C. 
' 23. William E. Massey, Stu., Scotland 

24. C. N. Morrison, H.R., Whitsett, N. C. 

25. Marion J. Murray, H.R., Banner Elk, N. C. 

26. Roy K. Patteson, Prof., Lexington, N. C. 

27. T. H. Patterson, H.R., Madison, N. C. 

28. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., H.R., Concord, N. C. — 

29. Middleton Raynal, Admin., Sanford, N. C. 

30. Gerald N. Reiff, Chap. Mil, San Francisco, Calif. 

31. W. M. Rice, Inf., Greensboro, N. C. 

32. R. B. Rock, H.R., Broadway, N. C. 

33. James Sample, Grad. Stu., Cedar Grove, N. C. 

34. L. B. Schenck, H.R., Davidson, N. C. 

' 35. D. H. Seals, medical doctor, Sylva, N. C. 

36. Buie Seawell, Admin., COMPLEX, Research Triangle Park, 
N. C. 

37. Harry E. Smith, Admin., New Haven, Conn. 

38. John P. Stephenson, Admin., Greensboro, N. C. 

39. R. H. Stone, H.R., Jefferson, N. C. 

40. James S. R. Tippens, Admin., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

41. William Strickland, public school teacher, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

42. Richard S. Watt, Greensboro, N. C. 

43. Roy E. Watts, H.R., High Point, N. C. 

44. W. H. Westfield, H.R., Danville, Va. 

45. Benjamin F. Williams, Prof., Burlington, N. C. 

46. Marshall S. Woodson, H.R., Thomasville, Ga. 

IV. Acting in the Capacity of a Committee, your Commission has re- 
ceived and found in order changes in the calls of the following 
ministers : 

1. Orange Presbytery to C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., salary change 
to $10,500. 

2. Piedmont Church to John Eliason, salary change to $6,850. 

3. Guilford Park Church to Lewis Bledsoe, salary change to 
$10,200. 

4. Presbyterian Church of the Cross to James Miller, salary 
change to $6,300, auto allowance $1,500, utilities $650. 

5. Yanceyville Church to Robert Ledbetter, salary change to 
$6,400, auto allowance to $1,050, provide Disability Insurance 
(Pilot Life). 

6. Bethany Church to Norman Whitney, salary change to $6,800. 

7. Buffalo (G) Church to Edsel Huffstetler, salary change to 
$9,600. 

8. Siler City Church to Robert Childs, salary change to $6,000, 
auto allowance to $1,050. 

9. Asheboro First Church to Wilkes Macauley, monthly housing 
allowance of $300 (in lieu of free use of manse). 

V. The Commission on the Minister and His Work met in joint ses- 
sion with the Committee on Church Extension on April 7, 1970, 
to discuss matters of mutual interest. 

VI. Acting in the Capacity of a Committee, the Commission reviewed 
the matter of Disability Insurance (see attached). 



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VII. Acting in the Capacity of a Commission: 

At a regular meeting on April 7, 1970, the Reverend William D. 
Varker appeared before the Commission to request that the pas- 
toral relationship between himself and the Westminster Presby- 
terian Church be disolved effective April 30, 1970 in order that 
he might accept the Call of the Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 
Congaree Presbytery, Synod of South Carolina, as Pastor. 
Mr. Hobert T. Thomas, Elder from Westminster, certified that a 
duly called congregational meeting was held April 5, 1970, and 
that the congregation concurred with the Pastor in his request. 
Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of the Reverend 
William D. Varker was granted and that pulpit of the West- 
minster Church declared vacant effective April 30, 1970. 

IX. Recommendations: 

1. That the Call of the Buffalo (L) Church to Leonard Bum- 
gardner be approved and the Call placed in his hands, pending 
his examination. 

2. That the Call of the Cross Roads Church to the Reverend 
James Rismiller be approved and the Call placed in his hands, 
pending his examination. 

3. That the Call of the Church of the Redeemer to the Reverend 
William Bowers be approved and the Call placed in his hands, 
pending his examination. 

4. That the Call of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church to Warren 
Cloud Brannon be approved and the Call placed in his hands, 
pending his acceptance and examination. 

5. That the Call of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches to Steven Shoemaker be approved and the Call 
placed in his hands, pending his examination. 

6. That the changes in the Calls of the following churches be 
approved : 

Orange Presbytery — C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
Piedmont — John Eliason 
Church of the Cross — James Miller 
Yanceyville — Robert Ledbetter 
Bethany — Norman Whitney 
Buffalo (G)— Edsel Huffstetler 
Siler City— Robert Childs 
Asheboro First — Wilkes Macauley 

7. That each church look toward placing Disability Insurance in 
the terms of Call, (see attached roport) (F) 

DISABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR 
MINISTERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

How the Commission is involved. 
What coverage is now available. 
How local churches get involved. 
Unique advantages of the plan. 
This matter of responsibility. 
Recommendations of the Commission. 

A. 

Orange Presbytery's Council has asked the Committee on the Minister 
and His Work to consider and recommend to Presbytery at the April 
meeting the advisability of including in the terms of call the plan for 
guaranteed income during disability. This concern belongs to the Com- 



A— 
B— 
C— 
D— 
E— 
F— 



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mission because of the effect of disability upon the relationship between 
the minister and his employer. Whether this is the local church or 
some agency of the church, it is usually the Commission which is called 
upon to see that the minister devotes himself to the pursuit of his call- 
ing. When illness or accident strikes, so that the minister cannot work, 
the Commission is sure to be involved sooner or later. 

B. 

In June 1969 Presbytery endorsed a "Modern Employee Security Pro- 
gram to Eligible Members of Orange Presbytery." The minimum re- 
quired number of ministers (10) applied, and the program is now in 
effect providing disability income equivalent to V2 salary basis up to an 
income of $600 per month during the established period of disability. 
Cost is $65.09; 82.66 or $120.82 per year, depending upon age at which 
minister is enrolled. Insurability of applicants with previous medical 
limitations increases as enrollment increases, subject to approval of the 
Company underwriting the risk. 

Both minister and church are implicated in enrollment and acceptance 
of the plan, which is offered by the Pilot Life Insurance Company. 

C. 

Local churches from time to time face the uncertainty of how to com- 
pensate their pastor during extended periods of disability. The church 
often feels it has to decide between accepting the resignation of the 
minister while placing him under financial strain, and continuing the 
relationship while feeling the stress of a declining program. Even 
under temporary supply arrangements the minister is not likely to be 
called upon to provide the salary for his substitute. The reluctance of 
the church to make decisions going beyond a 90-day period of disability, 
is alleviated in some measure by the knowledge that a 50% of salary 
disability tax-free income is forthcoming over a five-year period, in 
case of illness, and for life in the case of accident. 

D. 

Should the program be included in the terms of call to the minister and 
thus become applicable to 100% of those accepting new work (and 50% 
of all active ministers), then all applicants would be covered, regardless 
of pre-existing diseases, such as diabetes, previous coronaries, etc. Bene- 
fits begin at % and increase in proportion to the percentage of minis- 
ters and churches enrolled, in cases of previous disease — AT THE 
OPTION OF THE UNDERWRITERS. 

E. 

If disability insurance coverage becomes a part of the call, then the 
expense of some affected congregation (or agency) is minimized so that 
no such organization need be embarrassed by inability to provide in the 
unforeseen event of need. A church, for example, might wish to assist 
the minister who is disabled, but find that it cannot be adequate in the 
support of two ministers, with only one working. Under the proposed 
program, with up to one-half salary available to the disabled pastor, 
the congregation is free to act responsibly — either to continue the 
relationship during the period beyond 90 days which it forecasts as the 
probable period of total disability — or to concur with the minister in 
requesting Presbytery to dissolve the relationship. No single church, 
nor fractional portion of the churches, can acquire really adequate 
coverage at reasonable cost. The shared responsibility represented in a 
"terms of call" plan offers the most benefits for the least investment. 

F. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery adopt its previously endorsed "Modern Employee 
Security Program" as a proper provision to be included in the 
terms of calls to ministers. 



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2. That Presbytery strongly urge all churches and organizations 
employing ministers to make use of this additional remuneration 
when extending new calls, and when revising the terms of exist- 
ing calls. 

3. That Presbytery docket for the July 2, 1970 meeting consider- 
ation of whether to include the provision of disability insurance 
coverage as one of the minimum provisions for approval of the 
terms of call. 



COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 



R. Banks Hudson 



The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. James F. Miller. 
A motion was approved to print the list of Candidates under care of 
Presbytery. The report was adopted as follows: 

I. Information 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

Norman Evans A member of Northside Presbyterian Church, 
Norman is a sophomore at King College, Bris- 
tol, Tennessee. His home address is 601 N. 
Main Street, Graham, N. C. 27253 

From the First Presbyterian Church in Eden, 
Banks is concluding his studies at U.T.S. in 
Virginia this year, and looking forward to a 
year of graduate study at Louisville Seminary 
before returning to the United States Army as 
a chaplain. His home address: 1112 Lane Allen 
Road, Lexington, Ky. 40504 

Phil is from the First Presbyterian Church in 
High Point, and is currently a middler at 
Louisville Seminary. His home address is 201 
Canterbury Rd., High Point, N. C. 

Rodney transferred this year from King Col- 
lege to U.N.C.-CH. He is a member of the 
Mebane Presbyterian Church, and his home 
address is 301 S. 8th St., Mebane, N. C. 27302 

A former member of the Guilford Park Presby- 
terian Church, Neil is now residing in Hickory, 
N. C. Currently working, he is reconsidering 
his status as a candidate for the ministry. His 
home address: 342B Second Avenue, N. W., 
Hickory, N. C. 28601 

A middler at U.T.S. in Virginia, Art is a mem- 
ber of the First Presbyterian Church in Ashe- 
boro. His home address is 345 Lexington Road, 
Asheboro, N. C. 27203 

William E. Shields A member of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, Bill is presently working in Lum- 
berton, N. C, and is reconsidering his can- 
didacy for the Gospel Ministry. His home 
address: 603 Country Club Dr., Burlington, 
N. C. 27215 



Phillip D. Jones 



Rodney King 



Neil McKay 



Arthur Ross, III 



Scott Ward Smith 



Our most recent candidate, Scott is a member 
of the Graham Presbyterian Church, and is a 
sophomore at U.N.C.-CH. His home address is 
532 Oakwood Lane, Graham, N. C. 27253 



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In addition to the candidates listed, the Higher Education Committee is 
working now with five additional men who are making application for 
candidacy. 

We are also in communication with two seminary students from the 
Presbytery who are not candidates for the ministry at this time. 

B. INSTITUTIONS: 

Presbytery's attention is called to the report of the Glade Valley 
School, found elsewhere in this docket. 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

A. That Candidate Steven Robert Shoemaker, received by trans- 
} fer today from the Presbytery of Chicago, be examined for 

ordination. 

B. That Presbytery pray for and encourage its candidates, and 
that Sessions continue to be alert to discover those whom God 
is calling to the Gospel Ministry. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

The Chairman, Rev. Vance Barron, presented the Candidate, 
Steven Robert Shoemaker. Mr. Sheomaker was examined on 
his Christian experience, on English Bible, on the Sacraments, 
on Church Government and on Theology by the Moderator, 
Dr. John Leith, by Rev. Roy K. Patterson, by Rev. John Whit- 
ley, by Rev. H. Middleton Raynal, and by Dr. John Leith, 
respectively. The examination was sustained as satisfactory 
in its several parts and as a whole. 

A motion was approved that the Candidate's diploma from 
McCormick Seminary be approved in lieu of examination in 
original languages. Mr. Shoemaker's sermon, exegesis and 
theological thesis were approved as parts of his trial, and his 
undergraduate work was also approved. 

Mr. Shoemaker was approved for ordination, pending the 
signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligation. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. W. W. 
Peters, and the report was adopted as follows : 

\ General Information 

^ Your Christian Education Committee expects as income for 

1970 $76,850, of which $51,000 has been allocated by the 
Council from Presbytery's Budget, and $25,850 is anticipated 
: from Camp fees and miscellaneous sources. The Committee, 
\'-, however, finds a budget of $82,621 to be the smallest figure 
with which the Presbytery's Christian Education program can 
realistically be carried out. This deficit working budget again 
postpones some much-needed repair and maintenance work on 
the Camp New Hope facilities. 



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Local church groups can help greatly by undertaking certain repair and 
maintenance projects. A list of such needed work projects has been 
supplied the Presbytery Office. (See following Supplement Report) 
Under the Youth Work Sub-Committee's sponsorship, five high senior 
boys and girls attended the High School Week End at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education at Rich- 
mond, Va., April 10-12. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. In cooperation with the Council of Orange, that the book-keeping 
operation of the Christian Education Committee be incorporated in 
the book-keeping function of Presbytery's Office, effective January 
1, 1971. 

1. That a fee of 50(^ per person per day, with a maximum of $2.00 per 
family per day, be approved for family campers during the regular 
summer camping season. 

3. That the attention of all churches be called to the "Island Group" 
plan in effect for the 1970 camping season. 

4. That the attention of all churches be called to the following schedule 
of coming special events: 

May 3 2:30-4:30 p.m. Special Studies Workshop for Vacation 
Church School Teachers of Sanford Area — Pocket Presby- 
terian Church, Miss Sara McNeill, Box 10162, Greensboro, 
Coordinator 

May 9 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Play & Work Day — for Junior Highs, 
Camp New Hope, Rev. Wilkes Macaulay, Box 12, Asheboro, 
Director 

May 17 2:30-4:30 p.m. Special Studies Workshop for Vacation 
Church School Teachers of Greensboro Area — Presbyterian 
Church of the Cross, Greensboro, Mrs. Charles Connelly, 
Box 6607, Greensboro, Coordinator 

3:00-5:00 p.m. Special Studies Workshop for Vacation 
Church School Teachers of Orange Presbytery, Hills- 
borough Presbyterian Church, Miss Frances Pritchett, Box 
955, Hillsborough, Coordinator 

May 28 7:30-9:30 p.m. Church School Administrators' Meeting — 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Separate Groups 
for Church School Officers, Church School Enlistment 
Committees, and Chairmen of the Pre-School, Elementary, 
Youth and Adult Divisions. Mr. Phillip Lockard, 501 S. 
Mendenhall St., Greensboro, Coordinator 

June 19-21 Administration Conference, Montreat, N. C. 

June 26-July 2 North Carolina Christian Education Conference, 
Montreat, N. C. (Formerly called the Covenant Life 
Conference) 

October 4-6 Christian Beliefs Workshop, Greensboro, N. C. 

5. That churches be reminded of the availability of Consultant teams 

for help at the local level with Adults, Youth, Children, and Home 
& Family ministry. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Clyde M. 
Wray, Jr., and was adopted as follows : 



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The Sessional Records Committee met on April 7, 1970 in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro for the examination of Records of the 
churches in District II. We wish to express our appreciation to the 
First Presbyterian Churches of Reidsville and Greensboro, for providing 
a place for our committee to meet. We commend the Clerks of Sessions 
for presenting their Records on time, and for their conscientious keep- 
ing and preserving of the Records. 

The Committee was pleased to note that sixteen churches have Records 
for which we recommend approval without exception. Ten churches are 
being recommended for approval with exception. One church was 
disapproved ; 

It was noted that the Administrative Commission has the Records of 
one church. 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be approved 
without exception: Bethel, Buffalo, Church of the Covenant, Church 
of the Cross, Fellowship, Guilford Park, High Point First, Greens- 
boro First, Jamestown, Memorial, Sedgefield, Springwood, Star- 
mount, St. Paul, Vandalia, and Westminster. 

2. That the Sessional Records of the following churches be approved 
with exceptions: Alamance, Asheboro First, Brentwood, Crestwood, 
Faith, Glenwood, Randolph, Church of the Redeemer, Hope View, 
and Whispering Pines. 

3. That Orange Presbytery instruct the churches of District III to 
present their Sessional Records for examination on or before June 2, 
1970, at Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The Chairman, Rev. Joseph W. Flora, reported for the Com- 
mittee, and members of the various committees of Presbytery 
were relieved and elected as follows: 

Recommendations from the Nominations Committee 

I. That the following resignations be approved: 
1. William D. Varker 



2. Al Reynolds 

3. Mrs. Frank Brown 

4. Lee W. Adkins 

5. Mr. William Sizemore 

6. Mr. J. Siewers Wall 

7. Mr. Julius Ramsay 



Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work 
(Chairman) 
effective April 30th 
Christian Education 
Committee 
effective April 23 
Women's Work 
effective April 23 
Stewardship and Pro- 
motion (Chairman) 
effective April 23 
Church Extension Com- 
mittee, effective 
April 23 

Church Extension Com- 
mittee, effective 
April 23 

Church Extension Com- 
mittee, effective 
April 23 



Class of 1971 

Class of 1970 

Class of 1971 
Class of 1970 

Class of 1972 

Class of 1971 

Class of 1970 



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II. That the following appointments be confirmed by Presbytery: 



2. 



3. 



5. 



7. 



8. 



9. 



Allen McSween 
P. O. Box 10146 
Greensboro, N. C. 27404 
Telephone O. 299-8131 

H. 299-8446 
Tom Wagner 
Rt. #1, Box 320 
Burlington, N. C. 27215 
Telephone O. 227-7811 

H. 584-6851 

Reid Craig 
103 S. Main St. 
Asheboro, N. C. 27203 
Telephone O. 672-2111 

H. 625-2525 
William T. Perkins 
RFD 1, Box 7 
Sanford, N. C. 27330 
Telephone O. 775-8494 

H. 775-2617 
Lewis Bledsoe 
2100 Fernwood Dr. 
Greensboro, N. C. 27408 
Telephone 0. 288-5452 

H. 299-1702 
Sam L. McKay 
P. O. Box 224 
Broadway, N. C. 27505 
Telephone H. 258-6451 
Mrs. K. N. Kirkman 
3805 Pleasant Garden Rd. 
Greensboro, N. C. 27406 
Telephone H. 274-1924 
Lee Rodenbaugh 
Madison, N. C. 27025 
Telephone O. 548-9985 

H. 548-2636 
Jack B. Smith 
609 Candlewood Dr. 
Greensboro, N. C. 
Telephone O. 275-8551 

H. 299-7991 



Commission on The Min- 
ister and His Work to 
replace William Varker, 
effective April 30 

Christian Education 
Committee to replace 
Al Reynolds 



Church Extension Com- 
mittee to replace Julius 
Ramsay 



Stewardship and Pro- 
motion (Chairman, to 
replace Lee Adkins) 



Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work 
(Chairman, to replace 
William Varker) 

Stewardship and Pro- 
motion to replace W. T. 
Perkins as Chairman of 
District IV. 
Women's Work 
to replace 
Mrs. Frank Brown 



Church Extension 
mittee to replace 
... S. Wall 



Church Extension Com- 
mittee to replace 
William Sizemore 



Class of 1971 



Class of 1970 



Class of 1970 



Class of 1971 



Class of 1971 



Class of 1971 



Class of 1971 



Com- Class of 1971 



Class of 1972 



LUNCH RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 and was reconvened 
at the Forest Hills Church at 1 :36. Presbytery was led in 
prayer by Rev. William T. Perkins. 

WELCOME 

Rev. Charles R. Carter welcomed Presbytery to the Forest 
Hills Church and made necessary announcements. 

REPRESENTATIVE FROM WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Rev. Harold Todd, representing Wilmington Presbytery, pre- 
sented an alternate plan for the alignment of the presbyteries 
of the Synod of North Carolina. The plan is to be presented 
at the Synod Meeting later this year. 



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COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Ruling Elder Paul 
Boone, and was adopted as follows : 

The Council wishes to commend those churches whose Treasurers are 
sending in payments against their Benevolence Commitment for 1970 
on a monthly basis. This is evident in the financial statements for the 
first quarter as shown in the following report. However, you will note 
that as of March 31 even with the increased monthly giving we are still 
$5,208.47 short of the needs of our budget. 

The Council wishes to call to your attention the 1969 Statistical Report 
included in the docket. You will note that even though the population of 
our area is continually increasing the Statistical Report from our 
various churches listed here indicates a decrease in membership enroll- 
ment in both church school enrollment and church membership. This 
should be of vital interest to each church in its own area and point up 
the need to seek more diligently those for whom we are responsible. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That each church support Presbytery's Bi-Centennial Observance 
by participation in the planned programs during the coming 
months. 

2. That each church in Presbytery observe Sunday, September 6, as 
the Presbytery's Bi-Centennial Anniversary date and that they 
utilize a special bulletin cover for this date which is available 
through Presbytery's Office. 

3. That each church seek to support more diligently the work of 
Presbytery and its various committees and take definite steps to 
inform all the members of our churches of the "work we do to- 
gether in Christ's name." 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES 

Dr. Julian T. Douglas, Rev. James Brown, and Rev. James 
Hampton, Fraternal Delegates from Yadkin Presbytery of 
the United Presbyterian Church, were welcomed to the meeting 
of Orange Presbytery, invited to sit as visiting brethren, were 
given the privilege of the floor and extended to Presbytry the 
greetings of Yadkin Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON THE BI-CENTENNIAL 

Rev. Donald A. Campbell, the Chairman of the Committee, 
presented the report, which was approved and admitted to 
the record : 

The Bicentennial Committee would like to report to Presbytery that 
plans are proceeding toward the celebration of our 200th anniversary. 
For your information we would like to report the following: 

1. A special bulletin cover will be provided to the churches of Orange 
Presbytery for their use on Sunday, September 6th, 1970. This is 
the anniversary Sunday of the organization of Orange Presby- 
tery which occurred on September 5, 1770. 

2. A commemorative seal has been adopted and this Bicentennial seal 
is being recommended for use on the docket for the meetings of 
Orange Presbytery during 1970 and on the official stationery of 
the Presbytery. 



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3. Plans for the publishing of Dr. Stone's history of Orange Presby- 
tery are proceeding according to schedule and the book will be 
available in June. 

4. Dr. Sherrard Rice has accepted the Bicentennial Committee's 
invitation to deliver the concluding Bicentennial address at the 
October meeting of Presbytery. 

5. Arrangements have been completed for the use of closed-circuit 
television to be used for the special evening service of the Synod 
of North Carolina on Tuesday evening, June 23rd. 

6. The Bicentennial Committee is seriously considering recommending 
that the October meeting of Presbytery be held during the after- 
noon and evening hours and that this action may be brought 
through the proper channels for action by the Presbytery at its 
June meeting. 

7. The Bicentennial Committee has unanimously voted to nominate 
at the June meeting of Orange Presbytery Elder Ralph Scott of 
the Hawfields Church to be the moderator-in-nomination to serve 
at the October meeting of the Presbytery (the Bicentennial 
meeting) . 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. hee W. 
Adkins, and was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Donald A. 
Campbell and was adopted. A part of the report was the 
Installation Service for Rev. David K. Garth as Presbytery 
Church Extension Worker. 

The Constitutional Questions were propounded by the Mod- 
erator, Dr. John Leith, who stated that the call of Presbytery 
had been extended and accepted. 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer outlined the work and duties of Mr. 
Garth. 

The Charge to the Minister was delivered by Rev. Donald A. 
Campbell. 

The Prayer of Consecration was led by Ruling Elder Herbert 
Reese. 

Rev. Angus McGregor deHvered the Charge to Presbytery, and 
the Service was concluded with prayer by the Moderator, who 
declared Rev. David K. Garth to be duly installed as Church 
Extension Worker. 

The report of the Committee was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Church Extension has been most active during 
the last quarter and would like to express its appreciation to the 
churches for their fine cooperative spirit and to the many individuals 
who make this work possible. The Committee carries out much of its 
work through the leadership of Sub-Committees and a brief report of 
their activities is as follows: 



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1. Budget, Finance, and Property Sub-Committee, Mr. Roy Wagner, 
Chairman 

This committee continues to keep a sharp eye on the finances of 
the Church Extension Committee and has prepared and will present 
to the Audit and Budget Committee of Orange Presbytery a pro- 
posed budget for 1971. 

2. Cooperative Church Ministry Sub-committee, Rev. Norman Whitney, 
Chairman 

a. Caswell County: Under the leadership of Church Extension 
Worker, Mr. Vernon Grimes, the work of the Caswell Area Co- 
operative Work continues to develop. Slight adjustments are 
being made to the approach for this particular work. 

b. Lee County: At the present time our committee does not have a 
Church Extension Worker serving in this area. It is hoped that 
such a person may be secured before the end of the year. 

c. Orange County: In addition to the clustered churches working 
cooperatively under the joint leadership of Rev. Galen Elliott, 
Rev. James Sample, and Miss Frances Pritchett, a total of seven 
churches in Orange County have been working together coopera- 
tively. The spirit of this cooperative venture has been unusually 
fine. As an illustration of the cooperativeness, these seven 
churches will be sharing in a joint vacation church school this 
summer to be conducted at the New Hope Church and will utilize 
the facilities of Camp New Hope. 

d. Rockingham County: In addition to his responsibilities in Cas- 
well County, Mr. Vernon Grimes is exploring the possibility of a 
cooperative work for this area. 

3. Special Ministries Sub-committee, Rev. Jerry McCann, Chairman 

a. Prison Work Ministry: This work proceeds in the Greensboro 
area under the leadership of Rev. J. E. McMillan 

b. Inter-city Ministry: This is a joint venture between the Presby- 
terians and Methodists in the Greensboro area and continues 
under the leadership of Rev. Ray Moss. In addition to this work 
in the Greensboro area, an Inter-city Ministry in Burlington is 
being conducted under the leadership of Mr. J. C. Sumner; and 
although this work is not directly related to the Church Ex- 
tension Committee, it is a Presbyterian-led venture and has the 
interest and concern of the sub-committee. 

c. Shopping Center Ministry: A special ministry of this type is 
being explored by the sub-committee. 

4. Evangelism Sub-committee: Dr. Raymond Horn, Chairman 

Two areas are presently under consideration: (a) The use of 
radio and television (b) the development of the lay renewal move- 
ment within the church. 

5. New Church Ministry Sub-committee: Dr. Kirk Allen, Chairman 

The work of our new churches and the work of our Church Ex- 
tension Workers in new areas continues to progress nicely. These 
include : 

Jamestown Church — Rev. Mac Foust, Pastor 
Forest Oaks — Rev. Angus McGregor, Church Extension 
Worker 

Reidsville — Rev. David Garth, Church Extension Worker 



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Church of the Redeemer — Your Committee is pleased to re- 
port that the Rev. Mr. William Bowers of Clover, S. C. has 
been called to be pastor of this church. 

6. Sustentation Church Ministry Suh-committee, Mr. Herbert Reese, 
Chairman 

This sub-committee is responsible for the oversight of our Home 
Mission Churches and serves approximately ten churches. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the churches in Orange County which are participating in 
the Cooperative Work be commended for the fine progress which 
they are making and for their spirit of cooperation, and that Miss 
Frances Pritchett be commended for the leadership which she is 
furnishing these churches. 

2. That with the concurrence of the Church Extension Committee, 
the Presbytery approve the request of the Session of the Reids- 
ville Church to continue its use for another year of the facilities 
of the former Hillview Church. 

3. That the Rev. Mr. David Garth be installed as a Church Extension 
Worker by the Presbytery at this time and that the service of 
installation be conducted under the direction of the Church Ex- 
tention Committee and with the assistance of the Moderator. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Edsel Huf- 
fstetler, who registered his concern about the lack of funds 
for World Missions. The report was received as information. 
The report of the Trustees was presented by Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., and was adopted as follows: 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The Trustees of Orange Presbytery continue to supervise the mat- 
ters subject to their jurisdiction. 

We recommend the adoption of the following resolutions : 

1. RESOLVED, that Orange Presbytery accept the offer of the 
State Highway Commission to pay the sum of $9,500.00 to 
Presbytery as damages for the condemnation taking of a 
portion of the Tanyard Road property at High Point, North 
Carolina, with limitation of access to the remaining property. 
The Trustees of Presbytery are authorized to execute a proper 
deed or release to the Highway Commission upon payment of 
said sum of $9,500.00. 

2. BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
be authorized and directed to transfer by deed the Manse of 
Jamestown Presbyterian Church, located at Lot 5, Sec. 1, 
Block D., Cedarwood Subdivision, Plat Book 29, Page 50, Guil- 
ford County Public Registry, said property located in James- 
town Township, Guilford County, North Carolina, to the 
Trustees of the Jamestown Presbyterian Church, provided 
that the Trustees of Jamestown Presbyterian Church assume 
and agree to pay the balance of the indebtedness on said 
Manse now owed to Home Federal Savings & Loan Associa- 
tion in Greensboro, North Carolina; it is further directed 
that the Trustees of Jamestown Presbyterian Church shall 



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have all of the equity of Orange Presbyterian in said Manse 
and lot without reimbursement to Orange Presbytery for any 
of its prior investment in the property. 

TRUSTEES OF GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL 

The report of the Trustees of Glade Valley School was re- 
ceived as information. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL STUDIES 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Frank A. 
Davison, and was adopted as follows: 

In carrying out the action approved by Orange Presbytery that the 
Special Studies Committee hold "one annual meeting of Presbytery with 
the intention of strengthening theological dialogue ... in the mis- 
sion of the Church", the Special Studies Committee makes the follow- 
ing recommendations: 

1. That Orange Presbytery, when it adjourns on April 23, 1970, 
adjourn to meet at the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, 
North Carolina, at 9:30 a.m.. May 2, 1970. The order of business 
to be a study of some of "The Issues Confronting The General 
Assembly." 

2. That Orange Presbytery invite all Ruling Elders of the Presby- 
tery and other interested persons to sit with the court during this 
study, with the privilege of the floor. 

COMMITTEE ON WOMEN'S WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. L. French 
Cowan, and the following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That attempts be made that Annual Meetings of the Women of 
the Church not conflict with future meetings of Presbytery. 

2. That churches be encouraged to have more joint meetings of the 
Men of the Church with the Women of the Church. 

3. That ministers encourage the women to take leadership positions 
within the work of the church and be given loyal support in their 
efforts. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Donald A. 
Campbell, and was adopted as follows : 

On behalf of Orange Presbytery, the Committee on Resolutions 
would like to express its gratitude to the Session and Congregation of 
the First Presbyterian Church of High Point for the invitation and 
hospitality shown to our court this morning and through lunch. 

We would like to express our appreciation to the Women of the 
First Presbyterian Church for such a delicious lunch. 

We express our appreciation to Mr. Steven Shoemaker for sharing 
with us his personal spiritual experiences and exhibiting to us the fine 
preparation he has made for his work in the Ministry. 

We would also express our appreciation to the Session and Congre- 
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our court in allowing us to have the afternoon meeting in the Forest 
Hills Church. 

We express our thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perry, members of 
the First Church, High Point, for their gift of a portrait of Dr. R. H. 
Stone, which is to be hung in the Executive Secretary's Office. The 
Stated Clerk is directed to express our thanks to them in writing. 

In addition, we appreciate very much the greetings received from 
the Fraternal Delegates from Yadkin Presbytery of the United Presby- 
terian Church. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

1. Regarding the overture received from the Haw^fields Church at the 
last Stated Meeting: Both the Commission on the Minister and His 
work and the Committee on Church Extension have met concerning 
the overture, but are not yet ready to report. Presbytery's atten- 
tion is called to the report on the subject by Rev. Will H. Terry. 

2. The Fraternal Delegates previously appointed reported that they 
met with Yadkin Presbytery, were very cordially received, and ex- 
tended our greetings. 

3. The following Commission to Ordain and Install Steven Shoemaker 
as Pastor of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches was 
approved : 

Date: June 7, 1970, 7:30 p. m. 

Place: Mt. Vernon Springs Presbyterian Church 

To preside and propound questions: Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

To Preach the Sermon: Rev. Vance Barron 

To Charge the Congregation: Rev. Robert Childs 

To Charge the Pastor: Ruling Elder Jerome Hunnicutt 

To offer the prayer: Ruling Elder James Martin 

To be invited from other Presbyteries: 

Dr. Allen Townsend, Chicago Presbytery, UPUSA 

Rev. John Minear 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The Adjourned Session of this Stated Meeting of Presbytery 
will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, 
N. C. on Saturday, May 2, 1970 at 9 :30 A. M. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Presby- 
tery voted to adjourn, and after the singing of the hymn, "All 
People that on Earth Do Dwell," the closing prayer and bene- 
diction was offered by the Moderator, Dr. John H. Leith. 



John H. Leith, Moderator 

Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 



Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

High Point, North Carolina 27262 

The First Presbyterian Church of High Point was organized on 
September 3, 1859, with eleven charter members. The Reverend Pleas- 
ant Hunter Dalton was the first pastor, serving until 1866. He served 
a second pastorate from 1874 to 1889. One of the Charter Elders was 
Eli Denny who had been nurtured in Buffalo Church at the feet of Dr. 
David Caldwell. Among the outstanding ministers who have served 
First Church have been Dr. Frontis Howe Johnston, Charles Paul 
Coble, Dr. Charles Haddon Nabers, Dr. O. C. Williamson, Dr. Paul 
Tudor Jones and Dr. Roy Watts. 

In 1926 the site of the present building was purchased and the first 
service was held in the new sanctuary on April 1, 1928. (Two other 
sites in the present "down-town" area had been used by the Church.) 

On March 3, 1940, a Commission of Orange Presbytery organized 
what had been Brentwood Mission of First Church into Brentwood 
Church. It was the first new Church to be organized in Orange Presby- 
tery in eleven years. Since that date First Church has cooperated with 
the Presbytery in organizing Crestwood, Randolph, Forest Hills, Re- 
deemer and Jamestown Churches. 



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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE 
FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTEENTH STATED MEETING 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, N. C. 

Moy 2. 1970 

The Four Hundred Eighteenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery met in Adjourned Session at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C. on May 2, 1970, at 9 :30 A. M. Pres- 
bytery was called to order and was led in prayer by the Modera- 
tor, Dr. John H. Leith. 

HOLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present: 



MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins Robert D. White Burlington First 

W. Kirk Allen High Point First 

Tom B. Anderson Burlington First 

Vance Barron University 

Robert R. Childs, Jr. Siler City 

Marion H. Currie Ward Voight Fellowship 

Frank A. Davison East Burlington 

Galen Elliott Bethlehem 

David K. Garth Speedwell 

Raymond A. Horn (Synod's TRAV) 

Fred Horton (Graduate Student) 

Edsel M. Huffstetler Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

Robert S. Ledbetter Yanceyville 

John H. Leith (UTS Professor) 

R. Grady Love Northside 

Jerry C. McCann Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Allen C. McSween, Sr. James W. Morrow Starmount 

James F. Miller Cross 

Paul G. Settle Northside 

Steven Shoemaker Stanley E. Combs Pittsboro 

Samuel C. Smith Westview 

James S. R. Tippens (Camp Director) 

Donald E. Trent Glenwood 

Harold F. Waldruff Edwin Robinson Madison 

James J. Watkins Randolph 

John C. Whitley G. T. Sykes Eden First 

Norman M. Whitney Bethany 

James E. Wood Euphronia 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr El Bethel 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. Brentwood 

R. E. Proctor Covenant 

W. E. Compton Graham 



EXCUSES 

The following Ministers were excused from this session of 
Presbytery : 



J. Earl Adkins 
John E. Eliason 
Milton M. Foust 



K. M. Misenheimer 
John A. Redhead, Jr. 



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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Announcements were made and a welcome to Presbytery was 
given by the Host Pastor, Dr. Tom B. Anderson. Further 
announcements were made by the Stated Clerk, Rev. C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire, Jr. and by Rev. Raymond A. Horn, Synod's 
Director of TRAV. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

The following Ministers were invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : 

Elmer T. Boyer — Appomattox 
George A. Chauncey — Guerrant 
Harold J. Dudley — Albemarle 
S. C. Farrior — Concord 
Russell B. Fleming — Granville 
W. R. Smith, Jr.— Winston-Salem 
Harry Whitmore — Winston-Salem 

All visitors were given the privilege of the floor for this study ses- 
sion of Presbytery. 

WORSHIP 

Presbytery was led in worship by the Moderator, Dr. John T. 
Leith. After the singing of the hymn, *'A11 People that on 
Earth Do Dwell," Dr. Leith read passages from Genesis I 
and II Corenthians 5, considering God as both Creator and 
Redeemer. Worship was closed with prayer by the Moderator, 
and the singing of the hymn, 'Thine Is the Glory." 

COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL STUDIES 

Rev. Frank A. Davison, the Chairman of the Committee, 
introduced the program of the day. The Docket was adopted 
as follows: 



ADJOURNED MEETING ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
May 2, 1970 

9:30 A.M. Opening Worship 
Roll 

Announcements 

10:00 A.M. Addresses by George Chauncey on Work of Council on 
Church & Society, with special attention to papers on: 

1. "Abortion" 

2. "Tax Exemption for Churches" 
10:45 A.M. Discussion of "Abortion" 

Panel Reaction 
Panel Discussion 
11:30 A.M. Coffee Break 

11:50 A.M. Discussion of "Tax Exemption for Churches" 
Panel Reaction 
Group Discussion 



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12:45 P.M. Lunch 
1:15 P.M. Report on COCU— Dr. Kirk Allen, Jr. 
Discussion 
Resolutions Committee 
Reading and Correcting of Minutes 
2:00 P.M. Adjournment 
Dr. John Leith — Moderator of Orange Presbytery; Professor of His- 
torical Theology, Union Seminary, Richmond, Virginia 
Rev. Frank Davison — Special Studies Committee Chairman; Pastor of 

East Burlington Presbyterian Church 
Rev. George Chauncey — Director of Studies, Division of Church and 

Society, Board of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia 
Dr. Kirk Allen, Jr. — Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, High Point; 
recent representative at the Consultation on Church Union, St. 
Louis, Missouri 

Principals involved in Special Studies Committee presentation: 
PANEL ON ABORTION 

Rev. Robert Ledbetter, Chairman 

Pastor, Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville - 
R. A. Fewell, M.D. 

Ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 
O. J. Sikes, HI 

Director of the Caswell County Family Planning Program 
Percy Wall, Attorney at Law 

Ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 

PANEL ON TAX EXEMPTION FOR CHURCHES 

Rev. Lee Adkins, Chairman 

Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 
R. D. White, Realtor 

Ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 
J. D. Mackintosh, Jr., City Manager, Burlington 

Ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington 
Dr. Harold Dudley, Theologian 

General Secretary, Synod of North Carolina 
W. Owen Cooke, Attorney at Law 

Ruling Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 

ADDRESS 

Dr. Vance Barron introduced the speaker, Rev. George A. 
Chauncey, Director of Studies, Division of Church and Society 
of the Board of Christian Education. Mr. Chauncey addressed 
Presbytery on the work of the Council on Church and Society, 
stressing particularly papers on 'Tax Exemptions for 
Churches" and ''Abortion." 

PANEL DISCUSSION 

After the address by Mr. Chauncey, a Panel, constituted 
according to the docket, reacted to the position of the paper 
on "Abortion" and led a discussion of the issue. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for the morning break at 11 :30 and 
reconvened at 11 :50. 



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PANEL DISCUSSION 

Another Panel, constituted according to the docket, reacted to 
the position of the paper on "Tax Exemption for Churches" 
and led a discussion of the issue. 

LUNCH RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 :45 and reconvened at 
1:15. 

MODERATOR 

Dr. Vance Barron served as Moderator of the afternoon ses- 
sion in the unavoidable absence of the Moderator, Dr. John 
H. Leith. 

REPORT 

Dr. W. Kirk Allen, Jr., Pastor of the High Point First Church, 
a representative to the Consultation on Church Union, re- 
ported to Presbytery on the status of the Consultation and 
statements were heard from members of Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Donald A. 
Campbell, and was adopted as follows: 

On behalf of Orange Presbytery, we would like to voice our gratitude 
to the staff and the membership of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Burlington for their kindness in permitting the Presbytery to hold this 
important adjourned meeting in their excellent facilities. This Church 
has always been most gracious in providing its facilities for committee 
meetings and for full meetings of the presbytery. 

We would also like to express our gratitude to the various speakers and 
members of the panels for sharing their expertise in the three areas 
under consideration at this meeting. 

To all who are responsible for making this meeting possible, we singly 
say "thank you." 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

The membership of the Commission To Install Steven Shoe- 
maker was amended as follows: 

Rev. Samuel Fudge to Preside and Propound Questions. 
Dr. Allen Townsend to Preach the Sermon. 
Rev. Robert Childs to Charge the Congregation. 
Ruling Elder Wade Barber to Charge the Minister. 
Ruling Elder James Martin to Offer the Prayer. 

Members of the Sessions of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches will also serve on the Commission. 

Dr. Allen Townsend, of the faculty of McCormick Seminary, a member 
of Chicago Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church, is to be 
invited to attend. 

The date of the service is June 14, 1970, and it is to be held at Mt. 
Vernon Springs Church at 7:30 P. M. 



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Adj. Session 418th Stated Meeting, May 2, 1970 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The 419th Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery will be held 
at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., on 
July 2, 1970 at 9:00 A. M. 

READING OF MINUTES 

The minutes of the adjourned session of Presbytery were read 
and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was 
approved, and Presbytery was dismissed with prayer and the 
benediction by Dr. Vance Barron. 

John H. Leith, Moderator 

Donald E. Trent, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 75 



INDEX 

ABORTION 72 

ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, ETC 5-6 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 14, 45, 71 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION— SHILOH CHURCH 23 

BEQUEST, Foim of 2 

BI-CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE 33, 63, 66 

BOWERS, William 53, 56 

BRANNON, Warren C 54, 56 

BUDGET, Information 30-33 

BUMGARDNER, Leonard 53, 56 

CALLIS, Cecil 27, 28, 38 

CALLS TO PASTORS 22, 25-26 

CANDIDATES 11, 40, 58 

CARSON, R. Don 27, 28, 34, 49 

CHESHIRE, C. Linwood, Jr 40 

CHURCHES : 

Hillview (Formerly Dissolved) 47 

Historical Sketches : 

First Presbyterian Church, High Point 69 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 42 

No Ruling Elder Present at Presbytery 14, 44 

Organization— Jamestown 17 

Without Pastors 54 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 25, 41, 53 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 

To Ordain and/or Install 73 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING: 

Administrative 23 

Minister and His Work 25, 41, 53 

To Ordain and/or Install 24, 25 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 16, 47 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 

Bills and Overtures 25, 52 

Resolutions 25, 52 

COMMITTEES REPORTING : 

Camps and Conferences 36 

Christian Education 34, 59 

Christian Higher Education 40, 58 

Church Extension 38, 64 

Examinations 29, 59 

Nominations 61 

Resolutions 41, 67, 73 

Sessional Records 34, 60 

Special Studies 67, 71 

Stewardship and Promotion 33, 64 

Women's Work 67 

Worship and Work 14, 45 

World Missions 66 

"CONCERNED PRESBYTERIANS" 16 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 29, 63 

Audit and Budget 30-33 

"DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT" 40 

DEIFELL, John J 47 

DISABILITY INSURANCE 56 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 40 

FLEMING, John 38 

FOUST, M. M 22, 25, 28, 38. 48 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES 45, 52, 63, 68 

GARTH, David K 16, 28, 29, 38, 48, 64 

GUITON, T. A 27, 28 

HISTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 34 

HODGKIN, W. L 25 

HUDSON, Captain Banks 47 



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INDEX— (Continued) 



JAMESTOWN CHURCH (Organized) 17. 40. 66 

KNIGHT, J. Irvin 26. 27 

MANUAL REVISION 41 

McKAY, S. L 24 

McNeill, Sara 35 

MINISTERS : 

Death— Rev. R. Donald Carson 49 

Rev. J. Russell Woods 51 

Disability Insurance 56 

Dismissed 47 

Installation Service, Church Extension Worker 64 

Pastoral Dissolutions 56 

Requests of 27, 56 

Retirement 27 

Roll 3-4, 43 

Terms of Call Changed 55 

MODERATORS, NOMINATED— ELECTED 14. 15, 45. 47 

MONTGOMERY, Raymond 36 

MORRISON, C. N 27, 28 

OVERTURES 16. 17 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 27, 56 

PATTERSON, T. Henry 28 

PERRY, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.— Gift 68 

PRESBYTERY : 

Adjourned Meeting 70 

Adjournment 41, 68, 74 

Communications 16, 47 

Communion 49 

Directory 7-11 

Dockets 14, 45 

Excuses From 16, 47, 70 

Fraternal Delegates 45, 52, 63, 68 

Ministerial Roll 3-4 

Restructuring Presbytery Lines 33 

Roll 12, 43 

Stated Meetings 12, 43 

Worship 25, 71 

PROPERTY TRANSFER— To Jamestown Church 40 

REIDSVILLE FIRST CHURCH. Request 47 

REIFF. Chaplain Gerald N 16 

RISSMILLER. James 53, 56 

SAUNDERS. Manford 27. 28 

SHILOH CHURCH ( Admin istratvie Commission) 23 

SHOEMAKER. Steven 27, 47. 54. 56. 69, 73 

SMITH, Samuel C 25, 28, 48 

SMITH, Scott Ward 40 

STEPHENSON. John P., Jr 26 

TAX EXEMPTION FOR CHURCHES 72 

TEMPORARY CLERKS. Election of 14, 45 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 41, 68. 74 

TIPPENS, James. S. R 35 

TODD. Rev. Harold. Wilmington Presbytery 62 

TRUSTEES : 

Glade Valley School 67 

Orange Presbytery 40, 66 

VARKER, W. D 56 

VISITORS 24, 47, 71 

WATKINS, James J 47 

WATT, Richard S 27, 28 

WOODS. J. Russell 51 

WRENN. William J.. Jr. (Installed) 24 

YADKIN PRESBYTERY. Fraternal Delegates 45. 52. 63 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 



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FOUR HUNDRED NINETEENTH STATED MEETING 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

July 2, 1970 
m t * * 

FOUR HUNDRED TWENTIETH STATED MEETING 

HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, N. C. 
October 22, 1970 



Volume CCV 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 




FOUR HUNDRED NINETEENTH STATED MEETING 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
July 2, 1970 

«• 5^ !!• '.}■ 5t !5- 

FOUR HUNDRED TWENTIETH STATED MEETING 

HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, N. C. 
October 22, 1970 

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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 



BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 



The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or 
property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that 
year : in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1971 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
RES. OFFICE 



Adkins, John Earl, Th.M 1000 Garden Street, Sanford, 27330 775-5295 

Adkins, Lee W., M.Ed.. M.A...508 W. Davis Street, Burlington, 27215 226-8333 228-1703 

Allen, James H 301 Waverly Way, Greensboro, 27403 273-6557 273-5851 

Allen, W. Kirk, Jr. D.D 918 N. Main St., High Point, 27260 883-0434 882-6218 

Anderson, Tom B., D.D 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, 27215 226-9690 228-1703 

Barron, Vance, Th.M., D.D P. O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4092 929-2102 

Bledsoe, Lewis W 2100 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 299-1207 288-5452 

Blue. David F.. Jr 839 Mountain Road. Asheboro, 27203 625-6840 625-5565 

Bovender, Coy R 6123 Archdale Drive. Greensboro. 27410 299-4550 

Bowers, William M 3422 Imperial Dr., High Point, 27260 885-4952 

Brammer, Edwin C. Jr 318 S. Main St., Reidsville, 27320 342-1564 

Brannon, Warren C 2634 Alamance Rd.. Burlington, 27215 584-6094 



292-5704 



349-3224 
226-7664 



Bumgardner, Leonard Lee, Jr.. 
Burleigh, P. B., D.D. (HR).. 



RFD 9, Box 1712, Sanford, 27330. 
1137 W. Henderson Cir.. Lakeland, Fla. 33803. 



,776-3220 776-7313 



Callis, Cecil C Route 1, Kernersville. 27284 883-7898 

Campbell, Donald A RFD 1, Mebane, 27302 226-8280 227-4552 

Carter, Charles R P. O. Box 5445, High Point, 27262 882-3142 883-4239 

Chappell, William H RFD 2. Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4710 942-4710 

Cheshire, C. Linwood Jr., Th.M... P. O. Box 9005, Greensboro, 27408 292-1428 273-9436 

Childs, Robert R„ Jr 715 W. Fourth St., Siler City, 27344 742-5467 

Churchill, Larry R RFD 1, Hurdle Mill, 27541 732-2484 

Cook, John S. (HR) 802 Aiken Road, Eden, 27288 623-8986 

Cooper, W. Creed (HR) P. O. Box 505, Montreat, 28757 (704) 669-7777 

Cowan, L. French, Th.M RFD 4, Box 109. Burlington, 27215 584-8164 

Currie, Marion H P. O. Box 9582, Greensboro, 27408 274-8182 288-5177 

Currie. William M. (HR) 1205 Colonial Ave., Greensboro, 27408 275-4839 

Davison, Frank A 2109 Holland Ave.. Burlington, 27215 226-2909 226-8294 

Dick, F. Marion (HR) RFD 2. McLeansville, 27301 273-6787 

Dickson. A. P. (HR) Plumtree, 28664 

Eliason. John E 714 Engleman Ave., Burlington, 27215 584-9870 

Elliott, Galen RFD 2, Mebane, 27302 563-5162 

Ensley, Eugene C, Th.M P. O. Box 5507, Greensboro, 27403 272-3517 



227-7206 
275-6403 
275-2567 



Flora, Joseph W., Th.M 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, 27401 288-7443 

Foust, Milton M Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Frye, James Bruce St. Andrews College, Laurinbu^g, 28352 276-6057 276-2066 

Fudge, Samuel R RFD 3, Box 143. Hillsborough, 27278 968-8777 933-2303 

Garrison, Joseph M., 

M.A., D.D. (HR) 1110 Westminster Dr., Greensboro, 27410 292-7567 

Garth, David K RFD 2, Box 24-B, Reidsville, 27320 342-2603 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4216 Wayne Road, Greensboro, 27407 292-4512 299-4061 

Guiton, T. A. (HR) 700 Greenland Dr., Fayetteville, 28305 

Herring, Dewey 645 Greensboro Road, High Point, 27260 883-7737 882-4171 

Hope, Samuel R., St.M Box 330, Nashville, Tenn., Bd. World Miss 

Horn, Raymond A WCTI-TV, New Bern, 28560 

Horton, Fred L., Jr 8-D Wake Forest Apts, 

Faculty Dr., Winston Salem 27106 722-8994 (H) 

Huffstetler, Edsel M 803 16th St., Greensboro 27405 273-6805 273-0841 

Huske, Marion S. (HR) P. O. Box 17764, Charlotte, 28211 876-7974 364-1670 

x314 

Johnston, Frank S. (HR) 323 Pine Grove Dr., Wilmington, 28403 929-6408 

Joines, Vann S., Jr St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, 28352 

Jones, J. S. (HR) 2805 Amherst Ave.. Burlington, 27215 584-6722 584-3231 



Kimbrough, C. W RFD 3. Box 264, Sanford, 27330, 



776-6407 



Ledbetter, Robert S P. O. Box 207, Yanceyville, 27379 694-4453 694-4426 

Leith. John H.. 

M.A., Ph.D., Th.M 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Va. 23227 359-2756 355-2831 

Love, R. Grady 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington, 27215 227-9926 226-9451 



Macaulay, Wilkes D P. 

Massey, William E., Jr P. 



O. Box 12, Asheboro, 27203 629-3272 625-3227 

O. Box 17764, Charlotte. 28211 



McBath, W. Lowry Rt. 4, Box 843, Greensboro, 27406... 

McCann, Jerry C 1901 Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403. 

McDaniel, James M P. O. Box 1110, High Point 27260.. 

McGregor. Angus W Rt. 13. Box 368. Greensboro. 27406., 

McKay, S. L P. O. Box 224. Broadway, 27505.... 

McSween, Allen, C, D.D 402 South 5th St.. Mebane, 27302 



272-1502 272-8520 
,292-0029 292-2442 
883-9111 

674-2318 
, 258-6451 



56S-1660 



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Miller, James F., Th.M P. O. Box 6607. Greensboro, 27405 272-8432 274-5467 

Misenheimer, K. M P. O. Box 5507, Greensboro. 27403 288-4227 275-640S 

Morrison, C. N. (HR) P. O. Box 67, Whitsett. 27377 449-4255 

Mullin, Dr. Joseph B 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, 27401 275-2567 

Murray, Marion J. (HR) P. O. Box 338, Banner Elk, 28604 898-2697 

Olney, Willard W., Ill Box 372, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3229 732-3131 

Patterson, T. Henry, D.D. (HR) 305 W. Hunter St., Madison, 27025 548-2387 272-4638 

Patteson, Roy K. Jr., Southern Seminary Jr. Coll., 

Th.M, Ph.D., Pres Buena Vista, Va. 24416 

Perkins, William T RFD 1, Box 5, Sanford, 27330 775-2617 775-4984 

Peters, W. W P. O. Box 328, Graham, 27253 226-6094 226-4747 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr. (HR) 4J Georgia St., N.W., Concord, 28025.. (704) 782-5310 

Raynal, H. Middleton 411 Summit Ave., Box 476, Sanford, 27330 776-1315 776-5641 

Redhead, John A., Jr., 

Th.M., D.D. (HR) 608 Woodland Dr., Greensboro, 27408 

Reiff, Gerald N., Of fic. /Chap lain USS Jason 

(AR-8), FPO San Francisco 96601 

Rice, W. M. (Infirm) 2509 Fernwood Dr., Greensboro, 27408 288-6911 225-4180 

Rissmiller, James M., Th.M RFD 3, Mebane. 27302 578-2100 

Rock, Robert B. (HR) Box 155, Broadway, 27505 258-6172 

Sample. James Rt. 1, Box 2, Cedar Grove, 27231 558-3784 

Schenck, L. B., 

St.M., Ph.D. (HR) 402 Woodland St., Davidson, 28036 (704) 892-3401 

Seals, D. Hilton, MD Sylva, 28779 (704) 568-2135 

Settle, Paul G 1805 Vaughn Rd., Burlington, 27215 228-6333 226-9451 

Sherrod, Burton RFD 2, Box 423, Sanford 27330 

Shoemaker, Steven R c/o Pittsboro Presby. Church, Pittsboro, 27312 . 

Smith. Harry E., Ph.D 400 Prospect St., 

New Haven, Conn. 06511 (203) 865-8839 

Smith, Samuel C 1126 W. Webb Ave., Burlington, 27215 227-2787 

Stephenson, John P.. Jr 2618 Deer Place, Greensboro, 27407 299-7985 272-8291 

Stone, R. H., D.D. (HR) Box 215, Jefferson, 28640 246-7381 

Strickland, William R 200 Bennington Dr., Chapel Hill, 27514 942-1183 929-2102 

Tippens, James S. R RFD 2, Chapel Hill, 27514 942-4614 942-4716 

Trent, Donald E., Th.M 1205 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro, 27403 299-9293 273-1735 

Turner, Robert Lee P. O. Box 25, Wentworth, 27375 349-4288 

Underwood, Herbert L 3311 Albemarle Dr., Greensboro, 27410 292-2137 299-3785 

Waldruff, Harold F Box 268, Madison, 27025 548-2334 548-9840 

Watkins, James J 4200 S. Main St., High Point 27263 431-5086 431-2287 

Watts, Roy E., D.D. (HR) 913 Rotary Dr., High Point, 27260 888-4012 

Watts. Worth RFD 7, Box 47-F, Burlington, 27215 584-6455 584-7682 

Wells, Robert S 101 W. Vandalia Rd., Greensboro, 27406 379-8193 275-3705 

Westerfield, W. H. (HR) 231 Locust Land, Danville, Va. 24543.. (703) 793-4498 

Whitley, John C P. O. Box 2035, Eden, 27288 623-6976 623-3962 

Whitlock, Elinos, Jr 1502 S. Main St., Graham, 27253 226-6212 227-4041 

Whitney, Norman M 1729 McKnight Mill Rd., Greensboro, 27405 621-3267 274-4411 

Williams, Benjamin F 2521 Catherine Dr., Burlington, 27215 584-6729 

Womeldorf, John A., Th.D RFD 1, Ruff in, 27326 939-2520 

Woodson. Marshall S. (HR) Pox 1246, Thomasville, Ga. 21792 (912) 226-3449 

Wray, Clyde M., Jr 212 Fairway St., Eden, 27288 623-2842 

Wrenn, William J., Jr 2031 Wesley Dr., High Point, 27260 882-3117 882-0214 



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LAY COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ADDRESS 



TELEPHONE 
RES. OFFICE 



Adkins. Mrs. Lee W 503 Oakland Dr., Burlington, 27215 584-7028 

Alexander, Fred W P. O. Box 428, High Point, 27261 882-8710 882-6816 

Austin, Frank L 809 Montpelier Dr., Greensboro, 27410 292-2154 

Avent, Doug 1412 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, 27215 ... 226-6179 228-8316 

Balsley, Dr R. E Box 817, Reidsville, 27320 349-6335 349-5211 

Bell, Mrs. Leonard H.. Sr 3218 Fielding Place. Greensboro, 27405 272-6275 273-4583 

Benjamin, J. T 302 Woodbine Court, Greensboro, 27403 273-2616 

Biggerstaff, Ralph Rt. 1, Mebane. 27302 227-4968 227-2051 

Boney, Sion A 725 Hood Place, Greensboro, 27408 275-4228 273-9417 

Boone, Paul G 107 Homewood Ave., Greensboro, 27403 299-7527 272-4123 

Boyd, C. T P. O. Box 180, Greensboro, 27402 272-1413 275-9521 

Cameron, J. Orton Rt. 4, Westlake Valley. Sanford, 27330 775-5065 775-4131 

Cashwell. David H P. O. Drawer 3286, Greensboro, 27403 272-7553 274-6391 

Chisholm, Don 618 Parkview St., Asheboro, 27203 625-6615 625-2228 

Clark, Harry 301 Lakeside Ave.. Burlington, 27215 226-8509 379-3266 

Clark, Harry S P. O. Box 446. Pleasant Garden, 27313 674-0766 275-8261 

Collins. Tom B 308 Fifth St., Burlington, 27215 226-6181 226-2484 

Connelly, Mrs. Hazel Box 6607, Greensboro. 27405 375-5782 274-5467 

Cooke, W. Owen Box 187, Greensboro, 27402 274-0426 272-4514 

Creech. Wm. S 1321 Robin Hood Rd., High Point, 27262 882-1347 431-2166 

Dalton, Mr. & Mrs. P. Hunter. . 1515 Wickliflf Ave., High Point, 27263 883-1987 

Day, Mrs. John L., Jr 1124 E. Willowbrook Dr., Burlington, 27215 .. .226-9079 

Dodson, Mr. Roy 1606 Courtland Ave.. Reidsville. 27320 342-1416 

Duncan, Richard 805 Larkwood Dr.. Greensboro. 27410 299-2191 299-2311 

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Edwards, Dr. John A 602 Rockford Rd., Greensboro, 27408 272-0796 275-8093 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph 501 McCoy Road, Reidsville, 27320 349-8301 

Faver, Mrs. William H., Jr P. O. Box 5551, High Point, 27262 885-5697 883-9111 

Fleming, N N, III RFD 1, Box 158. Haw River, 27258 578-0984 

Foster, Mrs. Arthur J 1905 Walker Ave.. Greensboro, 27403 274-2209 

Foust, Mrs. Milton M Rt. 2, Box 110, Jamestown, 27282 454-1220 

Garrison, Staley 439 S. Spring St., Burlington, 27215 584-7166 226-4474 

Garvin, Noel E 3606 Madison Ave., Greensboro. 27403 299-7712 379-2478 

Glass. Mrs, Rossie D RFD 10, Box 156. Greensboro, 27406 275-5163 

Grimes, Vernon RFD 2, Box 310, Stoneville. 27048 548-5418 

Harrill, Nelson 3210 Sandburg Dr., Greensboro, 27405 274-7338 272-7259 

Hatchett, W. H., Jr RFD 1, Pelham, 27311 694-6125 

Herndon. John W 304 Shadow Valley, High Point, 27260 883-1106 882-4189 

Hilliard. Thomas B RFD 7, Box 1108, Greensboro, 27407 454-1709 275-9711 

Hobson, Patrick H 409 Elljott Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514 942-2278 549-8111 

Holt, John W., Jr 1600 Roseland, Greensboro, 27408 275-1035 

Holt, S. B 1225 Neely Dr., Asheboro, 27203 625-2158 625-2616 

Hylton, Bill P. O. Box 5174. High Point. 27262 454-1062 882-0131 

Jackson, M. C RFD 1, Sanford, 27330 776-3788 

Jones, Mrs. Roger 1129 Rogers Rd., Graham, 27253 226-4519 227-4041 

Kirkman, Mrs. K. N., Jr 3805 Pleasant Garden Rd., Greensboro, 27406 . .274-1924 

Kizer. R. E 135 Wainman St., Asheboro, 27203 625-3437 625-2131 

Kreager, Richard A 1518 Liberty Dr., Greensboro, 27408 273-9383 

Lewis. Carlyle P. O. Box 108. Madison, 27025 548-6680 

Mark, Dr. Sandy C 303 Granville Rd., Chapel Hill, 27514 929-1628 

Martin, Mrs. W. T 379 Tenny Circle, Chapel Hill, 27514 968-2702 

Mason. George C 555 W. Academy St., Madison, 27025 548-2296 

Matthews, Gilbert P RFD 1. Sanford, 27330 776-3596 

McFalls. Jack D 1907 W. Meadowview Rd.. Greensboro, 27403. .292-0645 



McLauchlin. Hugh C 3510 Fox Place, Greensboro, 27408. 

McLean. H. G RFD 1. Haw River, 27258 



288-4174 

228-7811 

ext. 5327 

McNairy, J. D., Jr 501 Chancery PI., Greensboro. 27408 275-0429 

McNeely, Robert H 2203 Briarwood Rd., Greensboro, 27403 299-7667 

McNeill, Sara p. Q. Box 10162, Greensboro, 27404 272-6758 

McPhaul, John Rt. 4. McCracken Heights. Sanford, 27330 776-5759 

McPherson. Mrs. T. R RFD 1, Blanch. 27212 694-4450 



548-9631 
966-1167 

776-2411 

299-2311 
x537 
379-2448 
376-3134 

275-0429 
272-6197 
299-8133 



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Merrell, James R 12;t3 Elmira Ave., Durham 27707 668-1018 

Miller, Wm. M 914 Cliff Road, Asheboro, 27203 625-3603 629-2211 

Morgan, Melser 1607 Courtland Ave., Reidsville, 27320 349-8252 349-4364 

Morrison, H. P ^24 Edgedale Dr., High Point, 27262 888-4079 

Murray, Robert L., M.D RFD 2, Box 61, Graham, 27253 227-6116 

Murrell, Jim 115 Glosson Circle, Carrboro, 27510 967-2508 966-1054 

Myers, Charles F., Jr P. O. Box 21207, Greensboro 27420 272-2606 379-2465 

Parks, C. G 2232 Wilkins St., Burlington, 27215 226-6087 228-4446 

Parton, Roland 1923 Holland, Burlington, 27215 228-8047 228-4750 

Patterson. E. E Box 711, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3668 732-3252 

Pearson, Buford Box 185, Yanceyville, 27379 694-6263 

Perry, Charles W 1207 N. Rotary Dr., High Point, 27260 882-6050 

Preyer, L. Richardson 605 Sunset Dr., Greensboro. 27408 274-7178 275-9833 

Pritchett, Frances Box 995, Hillsborough, 27278 732-3965 732-3965 



Query. Luke W., M.D 208 Foust St., Asheboro, 27203. 



.625-3387 625-3218 



Ray, Elwood 130 Hillside Dr., Burlington, 27215 226-7202 226-4487 

Reese, Herbert 19';.^ Ontario St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1963 292-1963 

Riddle, James 502 Oakmont Dr., Asheboro, 27203 625-4841 625-3217 

Rodenbaugh, Lee 704 W. Turn Lane, Madison, 27025 548-2636 548-9985 

Shiffley, Sandra 630 University Dr., Greensboro, 27403 379-9369 272-1853 

Scott, Dewey Rt. 2, Graham, 27253 227-3508 

Scott, R. Henderson Rt. 1, Haw River, 27258 227-7853 

Seagrove, Harold Box 114, Pittsboro, 27312 542-2172 

Short, Richard A Box 1110, High Point, 27261 885-2867 

Simpson, Robert F 503 Kemp Rd., Greensboro, 27410 292-2022 

Southworth, Russell 2405 Pineview Dr., Greensboro 27407 299-5262 



Sparger, James H 205 Kirk Rd., Greensboro, 27408... 288-4780 

Stainback, Howard Rt. 4, Mebane, 27302 578-1070 

Stevens. Mrs. Vernon, Jr Box 206, Broadway, 27505 258-6403 

Truslow, Mrs. Roy 1706 Penrose Dr., Reidsville. 27320 349-5952 



226-6394 
542-2727 
883-9111 
273-0893 
299-4720 
x220 
275-7211 
578-1070 



Vaughn, 
Vincent, 



Mrs. 
Mrs. 



Zeb. . . . 
Joseph . 



, 1911 
,2502 



Oak St., Greensboro, 27403 292-1513 

W. Market St., Greensboro, 27403 272-6670 



Wagner, Roy W. 
Wagner, Tom. . . . 
West, Jack B 



P. O. Box 486, Reidsville, 27320 349-5682 

Rt. 1, Box 320, Burlington, 27215 584-6851 

718 Trail 2, Grove Park, Burlington, 27215 226-9276 

White, Stephen White Furniture Co., Mebane, 27302 563-4541 

Whittington, Mrs. Pauline 1015 1/2 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, 27401 272-0900 

Wilkins, Charles 403 N. Ridgeway Dr., Greensboro, 27403 274-5080 



349-4039 

227-7811 

299-7630 

x381 

563-9881 

275-4551 



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1971 DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



I. STATED MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY 



The Stated Meetings of the Presbytery shall be held on the Fourth Thurs- 
day of the months of January, April, June and October. The Presbytery 
year shall begin on January 1st. 

II. OFFICERS 

Moderator Ralph Scott 

Stated Clerk C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Permanent Clerk Don Trent 



III. PRESBYTERY STAFF PERSONNEL 



The Executive Secretary C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Box 9005, Greensboro, N. C. 27408 

628 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Phone: 273-9463 

The Area Director of Christian Education Miss Sara McNeill 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 
P. 0. Box 10162 
Greensboro, N. C. 27404 
Phone: 299-8133 

The Resident Program Director of Camp New Hope . .James S. R. Tippens 
Phone: 942-4716 

IV. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

The Council (Terms 3 years — 10 members) Chairman elected by Presbytery 
and nine members 

Chairman — Paul G. Boone, 1971 

Personnel: Chairman or Representatives of the Executive Committees: 
Christian Education, Church Extension, Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, Stewardship and Promotion. 

President of the Men of Orange, President of the Women of 
Orange, three Laymen elected by Presbytery. 

1971— Sandy Marks 

1972— W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

1973— R. E. Kizer (SS) 

Sara McNeill — Advisory Member — Area DCE 

Note: There shall be quarterly meetings of the Council with 
the Chairmen of the Permanent Committees sitting in 
Ex-Officio for planning and proper distribution of 
responsibilities. 

V. COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES 

1. Trustees of Orange Presbytery (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Charles T. Boyd— 1972 

1971— Robert H. McNeely (SS), C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (SS) 

1972— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

1973 — Robert F. Simpson, James Sparger 



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2. Commission on the Minister and His Work (Term 3 years — 10 members 
plus Executive Secretary; 7 ministers, 3 laymen) 

Chairman — Lewis W. Bledsoe — 1971 

1971 — Lewis W. Bledsoe, John W. Herndon, Allen C. McSween 

1972 — Hugh C. McLauchlin (SS), Angus McGregor, James J. Watkins 
(SS), J. Earl Adkins (SS) 

1973 — Robert Ledbetter, Roland Parton, K. M. Misenheimer 

3. Executive Committees 

A. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 19 members) 

(Six ministers and thirteen laymen. Exec. Sect'y — Ex-Officio) 

Chairman— W. W. Peters— 1973 

1971 — Mrs. Lee W. Adkins, Mrs. Hazel Connelly, Benjamin F. Wil- 
liams, Noel E. Garvin, W. Lowry McBath, Mrs. T. R. Mc- 
Pherson 

1972— James Merrell (SS), Mrs. Milton Foust (SS), W. W. Olney, 
Miss Sandra SchifHey (SS), M. M. Foust, Vernon Grimes, 
S, B. Holt 

1973— Mrs. W. H. Faver, Jr., Mrs. Joseph Estes (SS), Richard 
Kreager (SS), Wm. M. Bowers, Wm. W. Peters (SS), Tom 
Wagner 

B. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 17 members) 
Chairman — Don Campbell — 1971 

1971 — Donald Campbell, Mrs. Joseph S. Vincent, Lee Rodenbaugh, 
Doug Avent, Harry Clark, Eugene Ensley 

1972— Jerry McCann (SS), Roy Wagner (SS), Norman Whitney 
(SS), William Chappell, Jim Murrell, Charles Wilkins 

1973— W. Kirk Allen, Jr., (SS), Staley Garrison (SS), Bill Hylton, 
Sion A. Boney, Melser Morgan. 

C. Stewardship and Promotion (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman— W. T. Perkins— 1971 

Vice Chairman — 



1971— John A. Womeldorf 



1972— Buford Pearson (SS) 
1973_W. H. Hatchett (SS) 



District H 



1971— Thomas B. Hilliard 



1972— Mrs. Pauline Whittington (SS) 



1973— Robert S. Wells 



District III 



1971— Worth Watts 



1972— Jack B. West 



1973— Howard Stainback 



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District IV 1971— W. T. Perkins 

1972— Gilpert P. Matthews (SS) 

1973 — Harold Seagroves 
♦Mrs. L. H. Bell, Sr. 

Note: Ex-Officio Members — Personal Faith and Family Life Chairman of 
the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery; *one woman-at- 
large from the Women of the Church of Orange Presbytery. 

4. Permanent Committees 

A. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — J. Earl Adkins — 1972 

1971— C. W. Kimbrough, Mrs. W. T. Martin 

1972— J. Earl Adkins (SS), Coy R. Bovender 

1973— W. Owen Cook (SS), M. C. Jackson (SS), Dewey Herring 

B. Examining (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman— Vance Barron (SS)— 1972 
Church Government 

1971— Don Trent 

1972— Walter H. Goodman (SS) 
1973— H. Middleton Raynal (SS) 

English Bible 

1971— Roy K. Patteson 

1972— Vance Barron (SS) 
1973— Fred Horton 

Sacraments 

1971— Allen C. McSween 

1972— John C. Whitley 
1973_W. Kirk Allen, Jr. 

Theology 

1971— James H. Allen 

1972— Robert S. Ledbetter 
1973— John H. Leith 

C. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 15 members) 
Chairman — James F. Miller — 1971 

1971 — Nelson Harrill, James F. Miller, Robert L. Murray, J. D. 
McNairy, William Strickland 

1972— Frank L. Austin, N. H. Fleming, III (SS), James B. Frye, 
Jack McFalls, Harold Waldruff 



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1973— C. G. Parks, M. Buie Seawell, Dr. John Edwards, Dr. Tom 
Anderson, Wm. S. Creech 

D. Institutions: Homes (Terms 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman— David Blue (SS)— 1971 

1971— David Blue (SS), Miss Frances Pritchett, 
James M. Rissmiller 

1972— Samuel R. Fudge (SS), Dewey Scott 
1973— Galen Elliott, Luke W. Query 

E. Minister's Salaries (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— R. E. Balsley (SS)— 1972 

1971— Roy Dodson, Wm. M. Miller 

1972— R. E. Balsley, M.D. (SS), John W. Holt, Jr. (SS) 

1973— H. P. Morrison, R. Henderson Scott 

F. Nominations (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — Charles R. Carter — 1973 

1971 — Norman Whitney, Richard Short, George Mason 

1972— Tom Collins, W. Lowry McBath 

1973— Charles R. Carter, Milton Foust 

G. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 10 members) 
Chairman — Clyde Wray — 1971 

1971 — Clyde Wray, John P. Stephenson, Jr., J. T. Benjamin 

1972 — James S. R. Tippens, Milton Foust, Harry Clark, Don 
Chisholm 

H. Women's Work (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman — L. French Cowan — 1972 

1971 — Grady Love, Mrs. K. N. Kirkman 

1972 — L. French Cowan, Mrs. Zeb Vaughn 
1973— James Riddle 

L World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 6 members) 
Chairman— Edsel M. Huffstetler- 1972 

1971— Elinos Whitlock, Jr., Mrs. Arthur J. Foster 

1972— Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Jr., Edsel M. Huffstetler 

1973— Stephen White, Robert Wells 

J. Worship and Work of the Presbytery (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1973_Samuel Smith 

Ex-Officio: Moderator, Host Pastor, and Stated Clerk 
K. Special Studies Committee 

Chairman — Frank A. Davison — 1971 



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1971 — Frank A. Davison, J. Orton Cameron 

1972— Elwood Ray, Robert R. Childs, Jr. 

1973 — Herbert Reese, Steve Shoemaker, John E. Eliason 

6. Standing- Committees (Appointed at each meeting of Presbytery) 
6. Special Committees 



A. 



B. 



Records and Amendments (Term 1 year — 3 members appointed 
April meeting) 

Chairman — W. W. Olney, Vann Joines, Paul Settle 



History 

Chairman — Charles Perry; Marion S. Huske, T. Henry Patterson 
7. Trustees of Related Institutions 

A. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 

1971— Patrick H. Hobson 

1972— Charles F. Myers, Jr. 

1973— H. Middleton Raynal (SS) 

1974— Charles Carter 

B. Glade Valley School (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — David Cashwell — 1971 

1972— P. Hunter Dalton, Jr.. Fred W. Alexander 

1973 — Carlyle Lewis, Ralph Biggerstaff, Noel E. Garvin 

LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



Steven Warren Collins 



Rufus Norman Evans 



Phillip D. Jones 



Rodney King; 



Neil McKay 



Arthur Ross, III 



William B. Shields 



Scott Ward Smith 



James W. White, Jr. 



First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
Attending Wingate College 

Home Address: 308 W. 5th St., Burlington, N. C. 

Northside Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
Attending King College 

Home Address: 601 N. Main St., Graham, N. C. 

First Presbyterian Church, High Point, N. C. 
Attending Louisville Theological Seminary 
Home Address: 201 Canterbury Rd., High Point, 
N. C. 

Mebane Presbyterian Church 

Attending U. N. C. Chapel Hill 

Home Address: 301 S. 8th St., Mebane, N. C. 

Neil may be reached through the First Presby- 
terian Church, Hickory, N. C. He is re-evaluating 
his status as a candidate. 

First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C. 
Attending Union Theological Seminary in Vir- 
ginia. Home Address: 345 Lexington Rd., Ashe- 
boro, N. C. 

First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
Home Address: 315 Circle Avenue, 
Charlotte, 28207 

Graham Presbyterian Church, Graham, N. C. 
Attending U. N. C. Chapel Hill 
Home Address: 532 Oakwood Lane, Graham, 
N. C. 

First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Home Address: c/o First Church 



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MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED NINETEENTH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
July 2, 1970 

The Four Hundred Nineteenth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Dr. John H. 
Leith, at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 2, 1970 in the Guilford 
Park Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. Presbytery was 
led in prayer by the Moderator. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Davis B. Collins Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins (Burlington First) 

Tom B. Anderson R. Otis Lackey Burlington First 

Vance Barron William R. Straughn ...University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe Mrs. Mary R. Keating . . Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr Dan Kruger Dogwood Acres 

M. Leon Cranford Whispering Pines 

Coy R. Bovender William W. Cooke Faith 

William R. Bowers ....Dewey Beck Church of the 

Redeemer 

Warren C. Brannon . , . . W. 0. Lemmons Shiloh 

Charles R. Carter Mrs. Virginia Lewis .... Forest Hills 

William H. Chappell . . . Robert E. Strayhorn . . . New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr (Stated Clerk) 

Robert R. Childs, Jr Siler City 

L. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Marion H. Currie Fellowship 

William H. Currie (Greensboro First) 

Frank A. Davison Mrs. Kitty Mitchell .... East Burlington 

Eugene C. Ensley Mrs. Arthur J. Foster . . Church of the 

Covenant 

Joseph W. Flora Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

Fred S. Patterson Greensboro First 

A. Earl Weatherly Greensboro First 

Milton M. Foust John T. Bennett Jamestown 

David K. Garth Speedwell 

Walter H. Goodman .... Mrs. George Nielson . . . Sedgef ield 

T. A. Guiton (Honorable Retired) 

H. Dewey Herring D. L. Lanier Crestwood 

Fred Horton (Graduate Work) 

Edsel M. Huffstetler ...Otis B. Osborne Buffalo (G) 

Vann S. Joines, Jr (St. Andrews College) 

C. W. Kimbrough John C. Gladd Pocket 

Robert S. Ledbetter . . . . C. C. Jernigan Yanceyville 

John H. Leith (Union Theological 

Seminary) 

R. Grady Love (Northside) 

W. Lowry McBath Charlie G. Wade Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann Dwight Causey St. Paul 

S. L. McKay R. A. Currie Broadway 

Harold Avent Salem 



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Allen C. McSween, Sr. ..James W. Morrow Starmount 

Carl May (Starmount) 

James F. Miller Church of the Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer (Church of the 

Covenant) 

C. N. Morrison (Honorably Retired) 

W. W. Olney L. E. Beard Hillsborough 

T. H. Patterson (Honorably Retired) 

Roy K. Patteson (Davidson Community 

College) 

William T. Perkins S. H. Query Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters Needham G. Bryan Graham 

H. Middleton Raynal (Lee-Harnett Mental 

Health Clinic) 

James M. Rissmiller ....James A. Roney Cross Roads 

James P. Sample Cedar Grove 

Buie Seawell (Complex, Inc.) 

Paul G. Settle W. F. Evans Northside 

Steven Shoemaker Pittsboro 

Samuel C. Smith B. H. Wolfe Westview 

R. H. Stone (Honorable Retired) 

James S. R. Tippens (Camp New Hope) 

Donald E. Trent R. Henry L. Smith Glenwood 

Harold F. Waldruff Madison 

James J. Watkins Hugh Coulter ^fr^^^^P^^, 

Roy E. Watts (Honorably Retired) 

Worth N. Watts James M. Small 

Robert S. Wells Ralph S. Alexander . . . .Y,^^}^, 

Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr. .Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

Norman M. Whitney .... J. R. Andrews o :!!^^7 

John A. Womeldorf wt??! u-„ 

James E. Wood J. W. McDonald White Hill 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr O. C. Jones Riverview 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. . . R. Lamar Smith a ir- ^ 

James Dix ^^if^^'' ^'""'^ 

Otis W. Lowe g™^^, ,T X 

M. E. Wicker ?f ^^fe*- ^^^^ 

T. G. Neal Fff J'"'"* 

Lindsay Efland 

Z' w-1f- Greenwood 

T. M. Williams Griers 

C. Frank Smith Hawfields 

High Point First 
1. Mart Joyce 

J^^"" iS'n''^ Little River 

\ ^i"^'' Mebane 

John Latta Milton 

J- T. Bradsher Morningside 

Victor King Piedmont 

Lewis K. Isley Church of the 

Kay Martin Reconciliation 

Jack L. Pointer Red House 

R. E. Balsley Reidsville First 

Walter G. Scoggins St. Andrews 

Mrs. C. C. Hatch Sanford First 

Roland C. Graham Wayside 

J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

Philip M. Webster Westminster 



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CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

Bethesda, Bethlehem, Church of the Cross, Cumnock, El 
Bethel, Euphronia, Fairfield, Farmville, Fellowship, Goldston, 
Gulf, Haywood, Hope View, Madison, Mt. Vernon Springs, 

Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Siler City, Smyrna, Speedwell, 
Springwood, Stoneville, Stony Creek. 

According to the official roll the above Churches had no 
ruling elder present. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Steven Shoemaker and Rev. David K. Garth were 
elected temporary clerks by acclamation. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

The Rev. James J. Watkins, the Moderator in nomination, 
pastor of Randolph Presbyterian Church of High Point, v/as 
elected Moderator by Acclamation. 

COMMITTEE ON THE BI CENTENNIAL 

The report was presented by Rev. Norman M. Whitney, 
and was adopted : 

The Bi-Centennial Planning Committee wishes to report that the plans 
which were outlined at the 418th Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery for 
the observance of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the presbytery 
are moving smoothly. 

For the sake of orderliness of the distribution of one complimentary 
copy of Dr. Stone's History of Orange Presbytery, the committee decided 
to make this offer to those ministers who were enrolled in the presbytery as 
of December 31, 1969, and to those who became members of the presbytery 
between December 31, 1969, and July 2, 1970. 

We recommend that the following resolutions be adopted : 

1. That the October meeting of the Presbytery be scheduled for the af- 
ternoon and evening hours in order that the greatest possible numbers 
of interested people might attend the celebration, 

2. That the hours scheduled for the speeches of visiting guests be made 
orders of the day. 

3. And that the name of Ruling Elder Ralph Scott be placed before the 
Presbytery as Moderator-in-Nomination for the 420th Stated Meeting 
of Orange Presbytery when the time comes on the docket that such 
nomination be in order. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder Hugh McLaughlin warmly welcomed Pres- 
bytery to Greensboro and to the Guilford Park Church and 
made necessary anouncements. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The report was presented by the Stated Clerk, Rev. C. 
Linwood Cheshire, Jr. An order of the day for a presentation 
by the staff of Camp New Hope was adopted for immediately 
after the lunch recess. The Docket as amended was adopted : 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
FOUR HUNDRED NINETEENTH STATED MEETING 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

JULY 2, 1970—9:00 A.M. 

9:00 A.M. Call to Order and Prayer: Dr. John H. Leith, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Rev. James Watkins, Moderator in 

Nomination, Randolph Presbyter- 
ian Church, High Point, North 
Carolina. 

Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. Steven Shoemaker, Mt. 

Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Rev. Da- 
vid K. Garth, Speedwell Presbyter- 
ian Ch., Reidsville 

Bi-Centennial Committee Report: Rev. Jerry McCann for 

the Chairman 

Nomination of Next Moderator: Ruling Elder Ralph Scott, 

Moderator in Nomination 

Address of Welcome 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Dr. Joseph 

Garrison 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

Communications and Announcements 
9:45 A.M. Opening Worship: Rev. James Miller, Chm: Higher Educa- 
tion Com. (will present Candidate for 
ordination) 

Candidate's Sermon: Leonard Lee Bumgardner, Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary, Decatur, 
Georgia 

10:30 A.M. Recess 
10:45 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointments of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 

Council of Orange : Mr. Paul G. Boone, Chairman 

1. Audit and Budget Committee: Mr. R. E. Kizer, 
Chm. 

Committee on Stewardship and Promotion: Rev. W. T. 

Perkins, 
Chm. 

11:00 A.M. Christian Higher Education: Rev. James Miller, Chm. 

1. Presentation of Candidates for Examination and 
Ordination 

Leonard L. Bumgardner, Minister-Elect, Buffalo 
(L) Church, Sanford 

Larry Reymond Churchill, Minister-Elect, Little 
River Church 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. Lewis 

Bledsoe, 
Chairman 

1. James M. Rissmiller, Hanover Presbytery, Minister- 
Elect, Cross Roads 

2. Warren C. Brannon, Lexington Presbytery, Min- 
nister-Elect, Shiloh Church 

3. William M. Bowers, Bethel Presbytery, Minister- 
12:30 P.M. Recess for lunch 

1:10 P.M. Reconvene 

Elect, Church of the Redeemer 

4. Eugene C. Ensley, Fayetteville Presbytery, Minis- 
ter-Elect, Church of the Covenant 



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5. Robert S. Wells, Montgomery Presbytery, Minister- 
Elect, Vandalia Church 
Examinations Committee : Dr. Vance Barron, Chm. 
Christian Higher Education Committee Report (Continued) 
1. Candidate's Sermon: Mr. Larry R. Churchill 
1:40 P.M. Nominations Committee Report: Rev. Joseph Flora, Chm. 

Christian Education Committee Report: Rev. W. W. Peters, 

Chm. 

Annuities and Relief Report: Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Chm. 
2:10 P.M. Recess 
2:25 P.M. Reconvene 

Salary Committee Report: Dr. R. E. Balsley, M.D., Chm. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Report 

Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. Don Campbell, 

Chm. 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder C. T. Boyd, 

Chm. 

Sessional Records Committee: Rev. Clyde Wray, Chm. 
Report of Special Committees : 

1. Commitee on Worship and Work, Dr. Joseph Garri- 
son 

Report of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Resolutions 

3. Records and Amendments 
New Business 

1. Time and Place of Next Meeting: Hawfields Pres- 
byterian Church, October 22, 1970 
Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

Candidates for Ordination Larry Churchill and Leonard 
Bumgardner were welcomed and given the privilege of the 
floor. 

Ministers Elect James M. Rissmiller, Hanover Presby- 
tery; Warren C. Brannon, Lexington Presbytery; William M. 
Bowers, Bethel Presbytery; Eugene C. Ensley, Fayetteville 
Presbytery; and Robert S. Wells, Montgomery Presbytery, 
were invited to sit as visitng brethren and given the privilege 
of the floor pending their examinations. 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time 
were introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. The following Ministers were excused from attending this 
meeting of Presbytery : 

Joseph M. Garrison John A. Redhead, Jr. 

John E. Eliason William Massey 

Angus McGregor Galen Elliott 

John C. Whitley John P. Stephenson, Jr. 

James S. R. Tippens (A.M.) W. T. Perkins (P.M.) 
Edsel Huffstetler (P.M.) 



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2. Certificates of Dismission of a Minister were received for 
the following : 



Rev. Robert S. Wells — Montgomery Presbytery 
Rev. William M. Bowers — Bethel Presbytery 
Rev. Eugene C. Ensley — Fayetteville Presbytery 
Rev. James M. Rissmiller — Hanover Presbytery 
Rev. Warren C. Brannon — Lexington Presbytery 



3. Certificates of Presbyterial Dismissal of a Candidate were 
received for the following, and were admitted to record : 

Mr. Leonard Burgardner — Kings Mountain Presbytery 
Mr. Larry Churchill — Washburn Presbytery 

4. A communication was received from the Presbytery of 
Granville requesting permission for Rev. Alston Macon, 
Chaplain, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to 
labor within the bounds of Orange Presbytery. A motion 
was approved to grant permission. 

5. A Certificate of Reception for William Dixon Varker was 
received from Congaree Presbytery and was admitted to 



6. A motion was approved to amend the call of the Sedge- 
field Church to Rev. Walter H. Goodman as follows : 

"To amend the call to the Minister as follows: A salary in- 
crease of $100.00 per month, and a utility allowance increase of 
$100.00 per year, beginning June, 1970." 

7. A communication was read from the Moderator of the 
Synod of North Carolina requesting names of ministers 
and laymen qualified to serve on the Commission to imple- 
ment the action of Synod regarding the restructuring of 
presbyteries. Suggestion are to be submitted to Dr. Joseph 
M. Garrison. 

8. The minutes of the Commission to ordain and install Stev- 
en Shoemaker were admitted to record as follows : 



On Sunday, June 14, 1970, a commission of Orange Presbytery met 
at the Mt. Vernon Springs Church to ordain and install Mr. Steven 
Shoemaker as pastor of the Mt. Vernon Springs and Pittsboro Churches. 
The members of the commission present were : 



Fred L. Horton, Jr. 

The commission was brought to order with prayer by the chairman, 
Mr. Samuel R. Fudge at 7:25 p.m. Mr. Fred L. Horton, Jr. was elected 
secretary to prepare this report. The constitutional questions were pro- 
pounded by Mr. Samuel R. Fudge, and Mr. J. R. Martin delivered 
the prayer of ordination. Mr. Wade Barber charged the minister, and 
Mr. Fred L. Horton, Jr. charged the congregation. The ordination ser- 



record. 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO 
ORDAIN AND INSTALL STEVEN SHOEMAKER 



Ministers 
Samuel R. Fudge, Chairman 
Robert R. Childs, Jr. 



Elders 
Wade Barber 
J. R. Martin 



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mon was delivered by Mr. Robert R. Childs, Jr. The benediction was 
given by the newly ordained minister, Mr. Steven Shoemaker. 

After the service of ordination the commission was adjourned with 
prayer by the chairman, Mr. Samuel R. Fudge. A copy of the order of 
worship is enclosed with this report. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Samuel R. Fudge, Chairman 

9. It was announced that the Orange Presbytery ofRce would 
be closed Monday, July 6th in lieu of July 4th. 

10. A communication from a committee of the General As- 
sembly concerning the restructuring of presbyteries and 
synods was read and made available for members of 
Presbytery. 

WORSHIP 

After the singing of the hymn, ''0 God, Our Help in Ages 
Past," Presbytery was led in worship by Candidate for Ordi- 
nation Leonard Bumgardner, who preached a sermon on John 
12:20-26 as a part of his examination. A motion was then 
adopted to approve this part of the examination. 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. William 
T. Perkins, and was adopted as follows : 

I. Packets of Stewardship and Every Member Canvass materials 
have been distributed to each minister by the General Council. 
Again this year, the available materials include program items for 
year-round emphasis in the local church. 

The Stewardship theme for this year is "GET THE WORD 
AROUND", and additional packets are available on request from 
the General Council for $2.50. 

II. We call your attention to the new Every Member Canvass Manual 
entitled "LET LOVE GUIDE YOU". This is a revised manual and 
we feel will be very helpful for every church to study and use it 
to their best advantage. 

III. The Stewardship Workshops this year will be held as follows: 

1. District I — Sam McKay, Chairman 

Time: 4:00-8:00 

Date: September 13, 1970 

Place: Undetermined 

2. District II ■ — John A. Womeldorf, Chairman 

Date: September 13, 1970 
Time: 7:30-9:30 
Place: Undetermined 

3. District III — Dewey Herring, Chairman 

Date : Plans not yet finalized. 

4. District IV— Worth Watts, Chairman 

Date: September 20, 1970 
Time: 2:30-8:30 
Place: Undetermined 



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IV. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That each church give careful consideration to the use of the 
suggested available stewardship materials in the packets dis- 
tributed by the General Council. 

2. That each church urge the Canvass Director, Pastor, Budget 
Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Deacons and the Commit- 
ment Chairman to attend the Canvass District Workshops. 

3. That the Stewardship Emphasis Season in 1970 be confirmed as 
October 11 and continue through November 15 with November 8 
being designated as Dedication Sunday. 

4. That the 1970 Every Member Canvass theme be ''GET THE 
WORD AROUND" and that churches be urged to make full 
use of theme materials. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY OF ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. A 
motion was adopted that the report be printed in the minutes 
of Presbytery and that the Stated Clerk send a copy to Dr. R. 
Hamlin Stone. 

A Special Committee was appointed by Orange Presbytery about 
ten years ago and was charged with the responsibility of having written 
and published a History of Orange Presbytery leading especially to the 
celebration of its 2nd Centennial of Organization and Service. 

Through the leading, we believe, of the Holy Spirit and the conse- 
crated efforts of one man, your Committee has been able to complete the 
assigned task, and it is with satisfaction and deep gratitude that we 
can today present to Presbytery the completed History. Your Committee 
feels that the Author has done an outstanding job and monumental 
task in giving us this Book. 

Therefore we submit for adoption an expression of appreciation 
and gratitude to the Author, the Reverend Robert Hamlin Stone, D. D. 
under the Title; "A Labor of Love". 

Dr. Stone has given the major parts of his time, energy and effort 
for the past seven or eight years to travel, research, copying, selecting 
and compiling the most important facts and events of 200 years in 
order to give to the present and future generations an interesting and 
authorative record of the dreams, the labors and the achievements of the 
church we love and of which we are a part. He has traveled several 
thousand miles, given untold hours in research and writing, yet he 
will not accept a penny for expenses or gratuity. The gathering of facts, 
compiling and writing this History has truly been for him a "Labor of 
Love"; Love for his God and Savior Jesus Christ, Love for the Church 
in which he was spiritually nourished; Love for Orange Presbytery 
where he was born, ordained to the Gospel Ministry, and where he 
completed his active and fruitful ministry as Executive Secretary and 
is now a devoted member, — Honorably Retired ! 

No words can adequately express our appreciation or the debt we 
owe this good and dedicated man of God, so we simply say, with full 
and grateful hearts, ''Thank You", and may your reward be the deep 
satisfaction that comes from a hard and tedius task completed and 
Well Done; and may this Book bring inspiration to many readers and 
lead us one and all to a deeper commitment to the service of Christ 
and His Church. 



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COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS SALARIES 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Dr. R. E. 
Balsley and was adopted as follows : 

The Ministers Salaries Committee recommends the following: 

1. That each church in Orange Presbytery take the initiative to see that 
its minister will receive in 1971 a base salary of $6,400, and a car 
allowance of $1,400, for a total of $7,800. And that if the churches 
will take this initiative in salary increases, that the Church Ex- 
tension Committee stands ready to assist them up to $600 per annum 
in the event that it is impossible for them to reach it at the local 
level. 

2. That the following salary schedule be adopted : 

1971 1972 1973 1974 

Salary $6,400 $6,800 $7,300 $7,800 

Car allowance 1,400 1,600 1,700 1,800 

Total $7,800 $8,400 $9,000 $9,600 

Note: 

In the event that the church is not able to reach this manda- 
tory minimum level, that it make a request to the Church Ex- 
tension Committee on or before October 1, indicating how 
much will be necessary to bring its minister's salary and car 
allowance to $7,800. 

3. That in addition the following benefits be provided : 

a. Manse or allowance in lieu of Manse 

b. 10% of salary basis and other renumeration into the MAF 

c. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for minister and family 
as provided by the Board of Annuities and Relief of the Presby- 
terian Church U. S. 

d. Disability Insurance 

e. One month vacation 

4. That the Church Extension Committee and Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work be asked to explore ways and means of group- 
ing church cooperatively under a staff or team ministry so that 
ordinarily 200-250 people will be served. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 



The report was presented by Rev. Jerry C. McCann and 
was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Clyde 
M. Wray, Jr., and was adopted : 

The Sessional Records Committee met on June 2, 1970, at the Haw- 
fields Presbyterian Church, for the examination of Records of the 
churches in District III. The examination reveals that the Clerks and 
Sessions of this District have done an excellent job in the keeping of their 
records. Many of the exceptions noted last year have been corrected and 
the majority of the churches are being recommended for approval with- 
out exception. 

Thirteen churches are being recommended for approval without 
exception. Eight churches are being recommended for approval with 
exception. 



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RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Minutes of the following- churches be APPROVED WITH- 
OUT EXCEPTION: East Burlington, Hawfields, Hillsborough, First 
Burlington, Mebane, New Hope, Northside, Piedmont, Reconcilia- 
tion, Stony Creek, Trinity, Westview, and Bethany. 

2. That the Minutes of the following churches be APPROVED WITH 
EXCEPTIONS: Bethlehem, Cross Roads, Efland, Eno, Fairfield, 
Little River, University and Shiloh. 

3. That Orange Presbytery instruct the churches of District IV to pre- 
sent their Sessional Records for examination on or before October 6, 
1970, at First Presbyterian Church, Sanford. 

4. Minutes of the Graham Church have not been received and are to be 
submitted. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Standing Committees were appointed by the Moderator 
as follows : 

Bills and Overtures — Dr. John H. Leith, Chairman, Dr. 
Tom B. Anderson and Rev. Vann Joines, Jr. 

Resolutions — Rev. David Blue and Ruling Elder Dan 
Kruger 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report v^as presented by the Chairman, Ruling Elder 
Paul Boone. The report of the sub-committee on Audit and 
Budget was presented by Ruling Elder R. E. Kizer. A motion 
was approved to adopt the proposed tax schedule, as amended. 
The audit report was approved and will be on file. 

The recommendations of the Council were adopted as 
follows : 

The Council wishes to present the following recommendations: 

1. That the 1969 Audit of Presbytery's books, as prepared by J. D. Mc- 
Nairy, Jr., Accountant, be approved. 

The Council of Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Gentlemen : 

I have examined the books and records of Orange Presbytery for 
the year ended December 31, 1969 and based on data obtained there- 
from, I have prepared the following statements : 

Exhibit A — Benevolence Fund 

Schedule A-1 — General Assembly and Synod Assessment Fund 
Exhibit B — Church Extension Fund 
Schedule B-1 — Debenture Bonds and Debt Service Fund 
Exhibit C —Office of Orange Fund 

Exhibit D — Christian Education and Camp New Hope 
Exhibit E —Trust Funds 



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My examination was made in accordance with generally accepted 
auditing standards and included such procedures as I considered nec- 
essary in the circumstances except as noted in the immediately fol- 
lowing paragraph. All checking and savings accounts which were ex- 
amined were found to be in order. 

I did not confirm loan balances at December 31, 1969, or valuations 
of investments or properties owned by Orange Presbytery. In many 
cases, the expense classifications as determined by office personnel 
were used by me in my report. This, of course, did not affect the over- 
all disbursements for the calendar year. 

In my opinion, the accompanying statement of cash receipts and 
disbursements present fairly the recorded cash transactions of the 
funds of Orange Presbytery which I examined for the year ended De- 
cember 31, 1969. 

Very truly yours, 
James D. McNairy, Jr. 
Acountant 

2. That the proposed Orange Presbytery Asking Budget for 1971 for 
$772,327 be approved as presented. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

1971 ASKING BUDGET 

General Assembly Causes $276,431.00 

Synod Causes 184,705.00 

Presbytery Causes 311,191.00 

Church Extension $171,770.00 

Council 49,921.00 

Christian Education 64,500.00 

Glade Valley 25,000.00 

$311,191.00 

Total $772,327.00 

PROPOSED 1971 WORKING BUDGET 
COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

1971 1970 

WORKING WORKING 

BUDGET BUDGET 

100 SALARIES: 

1. Executive Secretary $11,550.00 $10,500.00 

2. Secretary 4,800.00 4,500.00 

3. Bookkeeper 5,100.00 4,800.00 

4. M.A.F.— Mr. Cheshire 1,506.00 1,385.00 

5. FICA— Mr. Cheshire 585.00 538.00 

6. FICA— Employees 515.00 447.00 

7. *E. A. F 800.00 800.00 



$24,856.00 $22,170.00 

* Employees qualify after one year service for Employees' 
Annuity Fund 

200 OFFICE EXPENSES: 

1. Building Maintenance and Equipment 1,000.00 1,000.00 

2. Office Equipment Repairs 400.00 200.00 

3. Lot — Robeson Estate 1,500.00 1,500.00 

4. Telephone 1,500.00 1,500.00 

5. Office Supplies 1,600.00 1,500.00 

6. Utilities 1,000.00 1,000.00 

7. Postage 1,500.00 1,250.00 

8. Service Contracts 300.00 275.00 



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9. Petty Cash 100.00 100.00 



$ 8,900.00 $ 8,325.00 

300 AUTO AND TRAVEL: 

1. Auto, Operating, and Maintenance . . . 1,200.00 1,200.00 

2. Travel, Committee & Other 700.00 700.00 

3. Auto Payments 800.00 800.00 



$ 2,700.00 $ 2,700.00 

400 COMMITTEE EXPENSES: 

Stewardship and Promotion $ 500.00 $ 500.00 

Candidates (Scholarship Fund) 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Commission on Minister and His Work . . 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Audit and Budget 500.00 500.00 

Special Study Committee 200.00 150.00 

Council 100.00 100.00 

Christian Higher Education 500.00 500.00 

Unassigned Committee Expense 500.00 500.00 

World Missions Furlough House 1,200.00 1,200.00 



$ 5,500.00 $ 5,450.00 

1971 1970 

WORKING WORKING 

BUDGET BUDGET 

500 MANSE EXPENSES: 

Payments $ 1,570.00 $ 1,570.00 

Utilities 800.00 800.00 

Telephone 115.00 115.00 

Maintenance 400.00 400.00 



$ 2,885.00 $ 2,885.00 

600 OFFICE OF STATED CLERK: 

Printing Minutes $ 2,000.00 $ 1,700.00 

Permanent Clerk 200.00 200.00 

Docket 80.00 80.00 



$ 2,280.00 $ 1,980.00 

700 OFFICE EQUIPMENT 

& REPLACEMENT $ 300.00 $ 300.00 

800 INSURANCE AND BONDS $ 2,000.00 $ 1,600.00 

900 MISCELLANEOUS $ 500.00 $ 500.00 



TOTAL WORKING BUDGET $49,921.00 $45,910.00 

PROPOSED BUDGET— 1971 
CHURCH EXTENSION 
May 7, 1970 

100 Church Extension Workers $ 52,180.00 

200 Missionary Aid Receiving Church 10,700.00 

300 Bond Retirement 10,300.00 

400 Grants-in-Aid 20,440.00 

500 Special Ministries 17,500.00 

600 Evangelism 300.00 

700 Miscellaneous 5,350.00 

COMMITMENT FOR CONTINUING PROGRAMS 116,770.00 

800 Expected Requirements 55,000.00 

TOTAL $171,770.00 



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PROPOSED BUDGET— 1971 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUND 



I Christian Education 

100 Christian Education $ 7,430 

200 Office-Area Director 3,170 

II Camp Director 

300 Director's Expense 12,473 

400 Manse 950 

III Camp and Conference Program 

500 Camp and Conference Program 8,650 

IV Camp Operations 

600 Camp Staff 19,060 

700 Camp Office 1,350 

800 Utilities 4,750 

900 Insurance 4,425 

1000 Physical Plant and Equipment 16,000 

1100 Food Service 11,200 

1200 Camp Store 800 

1300 Miscellaneous 950 

1400 Debt Retirement 8,652 

Total Expenditures $99,860 



3. That the proposed 1971 Schedule for Presbytery Tax, including 
$3,000 for Employee Retirement, be approved as presented. 



PROPOSED TAX FOR 1971— CHURCHES OF ORANGE 

(Revised) 

Members 25,554 + 102 Ministers = 25,656 
(taken from 1969 Statistical Report) 

General Assembly Assessments $10,988.22 
(25,656 X 43(? per capita) 

Synod Assessment 13,084.56 
(z5,656 X 51C per capita) 

Presbytery Employee Retirement 3,000.00 
(25,656 X 11. 7(!' per capita) 



$27,072.78 $27,053.64 

TAX FOR INDIVIDUAL CHURCHES IS AS FOLLOWS: 



900 and above @ $1.14 per capita $ 9,819.96 
600-899 @ $1.07 per capita 3,089.09 
300-599 ((D, $1.03 per capita 7,676.59 
299 and under C(V 98(^ per capita 6,468.00 



Membership 900 and Above @ $1.14 
per capita 



Alamance 
Bui-lmgton First 
Church of Covenant 
Greensboro First 
High Point First 
Starmount 



Membership 600-899 
per capita 

Graham 
Guilford Park 
Sanford First 
University 



Membership 300-599 
per capita 

Asheboro First 
Bethany 
Buffalo (G) 
Church of Cross 



914 
1078 
1055 
3332 
1262 

973 



$1.07 



$1,041.96 
1,228.92 
1,202.70 
3,798.48 
1,438.68 
1,109.22 



8614 $9,819.96 



750.07 
715.83 



Forest Hills 


336 


346.08 


Faith 


316 


325.48 


Hawfields 


442 


455.26 


Leaksville (Eden) 


First 404 


416.12 


Mebane 


484 


498.52 


Northside 


598 


615.94 


Piedmont 


392 


403.76 


Reidsville First 


549 


565.47 


St. Paul 


434 


447.02 


Sedgefield 


309 


318.27 


Shiloh 


344 


354.32 


Vandalia 


315 


324.45 


Westminster 


5U0 


515.00 


Westview 


421 


433.63 




7453 


$7,676.59 



793 


848.51 


Membership 299 and Under 


@ 98<4 




724 


774.68 


per capita 










Bethel 


192 $ 


188.16 


2887 


$3,089.09 


Bethesda 


162 


158.76 


$1.03 




Bethlehem 


97 


95.06 




Brentwood 


139 


136.22 






Broadway 


91 


89.18 


411 


$ 423.33 


Buffalo (L) 


172 


168.56 


316 


325.48 


Crest wood 


277 


271.46 


484 


498.52 


Crosj Roads 


226 


221.48 


398 


409.94 


Cumnock 


20 


19.60 



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Dogwood Acres 


137 


134.26 


N^ew Hope 


156 


152.88 


Cast Burlington 


168 


164.64 


Oak view 


39 


38.22 


Edgewood 


207 


202.86 




82 


80.36 


Efland 


30 


29.40 


Pleasant Grove 


80 


78.40 


El Bethel 


97 


95.66 


Pocket 


139 


136.22 




93 


91.14 




76 


74.48 


Euphronia 


47 


46.06 


Reconciliation 


119 


116.62 


Fairfield 


42 


41.16 


Red House 


43 


42.14 


Farmville 


28 


27.44 


Redeemer 


66 


64.68 


Fellowship 


115 


112.70 


Ri verview 


114 


111.72 


Glenwood 


228 


223.44 


St. Andrews 


227 


222.46 


Goldston 


15 


14.70 




83 


81.34 


G r een wood 


122 


119.56 




119 


116.62 


Griers 


68 


66.64 


Smyrna 


94 


92.12 


Gulf 


220 


19.60 


Speedwell 


58 


56.84 


Haywood 


26 


25.48 


VI Ti cr wrYnd 


129 


126.42 


Hillsborough 


235 


230.30 


Stoneville 


16 


15.68 


Hope View 


113 


110.74 




98 


96.04 


Jamestown 


140 


137.20 


Trinity 


115 


112.70 


Jonesboro 




286 16 


Wayside 


52 


50.96 


Joyce 


37 


36.26 


Wentworth 


38 


37.24 


Little River 


187 


183.26 


Whispering Pines 


36 


35.28 


Madison 


191 


187.18 


White Hill 


187 


183.26 


Memorial 


143 


140.14 


Yanceyville 


84 


82.32 


Milton 


64 


62.72 








Mornside 


74 


72.52 




6600 


$6,468.00 


Mt, Vernon Springs 


55 


53.90 









4. That Presbytery consider approval of the schedule of projected 
salaries as outlined in the Ministers Salaries Committee report to 
follow. 

5. That the October meeting of Orange Presbytery be thoroughly publi- 
cized in all the churches. This is the Bi-Centennial meeting of Orange 
Presbytery, and we would like to see all churches participate as 
much as possible in the celebration of this important milestone of its 
history. 

6. That Presbytery commend its various committees and their chairmen 
for the work they are doing and to seek more diligently ways and 
means to support this work in the name of Christ and His Church. 



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COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. James 

F. Miller, and the following recommendation was adopted : 

That Steve Warren Collins be examined as a Candidate 
for the Gospel Ministry. 

The examination of Mr. Collins, a member of the Burling- 
ton First Church, followed. 

The Moderator examined Mr. Collins on his experience 
of Christian grace and his motives for seeking the ministry. 
The examination was sustained as satisfactory and a motion 
was adopted, all other requirements being in order, that he 
be received as a Candidate under the care of Orange Presby- 
tery. 

The questions required of candidates were propounded 
by the Moderator and were answered in the affirmative. Rev. 
Lee W. Adkins led in prayer and a charge to the Candidate 
was delivered by Dr. Tom B. Anderson. The Moderator stated 
that Steve Warren Collins was acknowledged and declared to 
be a Candidate for the Christian Ministry under the care of 
Orange Presbytery, and that he be enrolled as such. Presby- 
tery gave to the Candidate the right hand of fellowship. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

A partial report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. 
Vance Barron. A motion was approved that the written parts 
of trial submitted by Candidates Bumgardner and Churchill 
be approved ; that the sermon preached by Mr. Bumgardner 
be approved ; that Mr. ChurchilFs sermon be docketed for the 
fall meeting ; and that other parts of trial for both Candidates 
be heard at the fall meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis 
Bledsoe, and was adopted as follows : 

I. Acting- in the Capacity of a Committee, the Commission reviewed 
the following Calls and found them in order : 

1. The congregation of the Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, 
has called the Reverend Eugene C. Ensley as pastor. The terms 
of Call are: 

A. $10,500 annual salary, 20% designated as manse expense 

B. Free use of the manse 

C. $2,500 annual automobile allowance 

D Manse utilities (telephone maximum $100 per year) 

E. $250 annual professional expense 

F. 10% of salary base to the MAF 

G. Group life and major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family 

H. One month vacation 



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I. Moving expenses to Greensboro 

J. Review annually in the Session and Diaconate the terms of 
the Call with a standard of living increase annually based 
on the national index. 

2. The congregation of the Vandalia Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, has called the Reverend Robert S. Wells as pastor. The 
terms of Call are : 

A. $8,200 annual salary, 20% designated as manse expense 

B. Free use of the manse 

C. $1,200 annual automobile allowance 

D. Disability Insurance 

E 10% of salary base to the MAF 

F. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family 

G. One month vacation 

H. Moving expenses to Greensboro 

I. Review annually in the Session the terms of the Call. 

3. The congregation of the Little River Presbyterian Church has 
called Mr. Larry Churchill as pastor (part-time). The terms of 
the Call are: 

A. $4,000 annual salary 

B. $1,000 annual automobile allowance 

C. 10% of $5,000 to the MAF 

D. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
Family. 

E. Disability Insurance 

4. The congregations of Smyrna and Wentworth Presbyterian 
Churches have called the Reverend Robert Lee Turner as pastor. 
The terms of Call are: 

A. Smyrna salary, $2,975.00, 20% designated as manse ex- 
pense 

Wentworth salary, $3,075.00, 20% designated as manse ex- 
pense 

Free use of the manse 

B. Smyrna car expense $550.00 
Wentworth car expense $450.00 

*C. 10% of salary base to the MAF 

*D. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 

family 
*p] One month vacation 
*F Moving expenses to the field. 

*G. Review annually in the Session the terms of the Call. 

* terms same for both churches 

II. Under the authority granted by the Presbytery, the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission 
in the following matters: 

1. Dr. Joseph M. Garrison was appointed as Moderator of the Ses- 
sion at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 

2. Upon request in writing from Genesee Presbytery, UPUSA, a 
Certificate of Transfer was granted for the Reverend John T. 
Brothers, and the Stated Clerk of Orange Presbytery was in- 
structed to forward it to Genesee Presbytery. 

3. At the regular meeting of the Commission, June 9, 1970, a re- 
quest was leceived from the Reverend A. V. Ray that the pas- 



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toral relationship between himself and the Hope View Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, be dissolved effective June 30, 1970, 
in order that he might accept the Call to Columbus Presbyter- 
ian Church, Columbus, N. C. Being satisfied that Hope View 
Congregation had concurred in this matter, the request was 
granted and the Stated Clerk of Presbytery was instructed to 
send a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Kings Moun- 
tain. 

Ill, Acting on the Capacity of a Committee, the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work: 

1. Received a request from the Reverend Fred Horton that he be 
granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Orange Pres- 
bytery for one year in order to teach Old Testament at Wake 
Forest University. The request is forwarded for approval. 

2. Received a request to grant permission to the Reverend Alston 
Macon of Granville Presbytery to labor within the bounds of 
Presbytery, serving as Chaplain to the University of North Car- 
olina, Chapel Hill. The request is forwarded for approval. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Call of the Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, to the 
Reverend Eugene C. Ensley be approved, and after examination and 
the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, that he be enrolled 
as a member of Orange Presbytery and the Call be placed in his hands. 

2. That the Call of the Vandalia Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, to 
the Reverend Robert S. Wells be approved, and after examination and 
the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, that he be enrolled as 
a member of Orange Presbytery and the Call be placed in his hands. 

3. That the Call of the Little River Presbyterian Church to Candidate 
Larry Churchill be approved, and that he be granted permission to move 
on the field. 

4. That the following Calls previously approved by Orange Presbytery 
on April 23, 1970, be placed in the Ministers' hands following their ex- 
amination, signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, and being 
enrolled as members of Orange Presbytery: 

Cross Roads Church to Rev. James Rissmiller 
Church of the Redeemer to Rev. William Bowers 
Shiloh Church to Rev. Warren C. Brannon 

5. That the Reverend Fred Horton be granted permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Orange Presbytery for one year in order to teach 
Old Testament at Wake Forest University. 

6. That the Reverend Alston Macon be granted permission to labor with- 
in the bounds of Orange Presbytery, serving as Chaplain to the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

7. That Orange Presbytery adopt the following statement in response to 
the overture regarding "tent-making ministries." (Following.) 

8. That the call of the Smyrna and Wentworth Churches to the Rever- 
end Robert Lee Turner be approved and that he be permitted to move on 
to the field prior to his examination at the October stated meeting. 

9. That the following and/or Installation Commissions be appointed: 

1. To install Rev. Robert S. Wells as Pastor of Vandalia Presby- 
terian Church in Greensboro on September 20, 1970 at 7 : 30 p.m. 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — to preside and propound questions. 



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Dr. T. Henry Patterson — To preach the sermon. 
Rev. T. A. Guiton — To charge the congregation 
Ruling Elder Ralph Alexander — To charge the Pastor. 
Ruling Elder J. L. McLean — To offer the prayer. 
Ruling Elder Max Abernathy 
Ruling Elder J. C. Harris 

To be invited from other presbyteries : 
J. L. McLean, Appamattox Presbytery 

2. To 'install Rev. James M. Rissmiller as Pastor of Cross Roads 
Presbyterian Church on August 2, 1970 at 7:30 p.m. 

Rev. Donald A. Campbell — To preside and propound questions. 
Rev. Norman Whitney — To preach the sermon. 
Rev. Harold Waldruff — To charge the congregation. 
Ruling Elder Joseph A. Tate — To charge the Pastor 
Ruling Elder Howard Young — To offer prayer. 
Ruling Elder James A. Roney 
Ruling Elder Earl B. Rissmiller 

To be invited from other presbyteries : 

Earl B. Rissmiller, Hanover Presbytery 

3. To install Rev. Eugene C. Ensley as Pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church of the Covenant in Greensboro on July 12, 1970 at 11:15 
a.m. 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer — To preside and propound questions 

Dr. John H. Leith — To preach the sermon. 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison — To charge the congregation 

Ruling Elder John Barney — To charge the Pastor 

Ruling Elder Charles Wilkins — To offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder Carson Durham 

4. To install Rev. William M. Bowers as Pastor of the Church of 
the Redeemer in High Point on July 26, 1970 at 7:30 p.m. 

Rev. James J. Watkins — To preside and propound the questions 

Rev. Milton M. Foust — To preach the sermon 

Rev. Charles R. Carter — To charge the congregation 

Ruling Elder William Hylton — To charge the Pastor 

Ruling Elder Richard Barnwell — To offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder Richard Meisky — To read the scripture. 

Alternates: The Session of the Church of the Redeemer. 

5. To install Rev. Warren C. Brannon as Pastor of the Shiloh Pres- 
byterian Church in Burlington on August 2, 1970 at 7 :30 p.m. 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound the questions. 

Rev. John E. Eliason — To preach the sermon 

Rev. Lee W. Adkins — To charge the congregation 

Rev. W. W. Peters — To charge the pastor 

Ruling Elder Vernon Forbes — To offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder Joseph Andrews 

Ruling Elder William Vincent 

Ruling Elder D. J. Walker 

REPLY TO OVERTURE NO. 1 

FROM HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Orange Presbytery, in its Stated Meeting on January 22, 1970, re- 
ferred Overture No. 1 from the Session of the Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church to the Commission. The overture reads : 

"Acting in accord with Section 15-6 (16) of the Book of Church 
Order, and being deeply concerned for the future of the gospel 
ministry and for the well-being of all ordained teaching elders 



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and the effective stewardship of their talents, the Session of the 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church respectfully overtures Orange Pres- 
bytery, meeting at the Starmount Church in Greensboro on Jan- 
uary 22, 1970, to take the following action: 

To direct the Commission on the Minister and His Work and 
the Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery to de- 
velop the necessary set of principles whereby *'tent-making" 
ministeries can become an integral part of the work of Orange 
Presbytery, This action may warrant the sending of overtures 
to the General Assembly." 

The Commission recommends this overture be answered in the nega- 
tive with the following statement: 

1. The term '*tent-making ministries" has a range of diverse mean- 
ings which Orange Presbytery prefers to approach individually rath- 
er than collectively. 

2. The General Assembly of 1968 approved a detailed report on the 
Diversified Ministries of the Church, with special emphasis upon the 
function of the Minister as defined in the Book of Church Order, 
Secton 10 (G. A. Minutes, 1968, pp. 174-184) which clearly points out 
that: 

a) "All Christians are already ministers of Christ and they need no 
ordination to discharge their ministry .... (p. 180) 

b) Further, it should be noted that our standards in principle recog- 
nize a diversity of ministries. They allow that the ministry of the 
Word may itself be carried on in a great variety of ways .... It 
would seem here that it is the task of Presbyteries to exercise 
supervision over all ministers under their jurisdiction — pastors 
and others alike — to determine if the work that each is engaged 
in can properly be regarded as a ministry of the Word and, fur- 
ther if that work is faithfully being performed as a ministry of 
the Church." 

This excellent report is commended to the Presbytery. 

3. Normally the work and financial support of ministers in the Presby- 
tery is carefully and regularly reviewed and controlled through the 
Salary Committee, Church Committee, and the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. In specific situations requiring procedures 
not normally used (e.g., primary financial support outside the Church) 
Presbytery has the responsibility to maintain pastoral oversight over 
the minister even though his work may be outside the jurisdiction of 
the Presbytery. The Book of Church Order provides adequate flexi- 
bility to handle such situations. 

4. It is proper for the Presbytery to continue and enlarge diversified 
ministries in keeping with the provisions of the Book of Church Or- 
der. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

Rev. William M. Bowers, Rev. Warren C. Brannon, Rev. 
Eugene C. Ensley, Rev. James G. Rissmiller and Rev. Robert 

5. Wells were presented by the Chairman, Rev. Vance Barron, 
and were examined on their Christian Experience, on their 
views in Church Government, the Sacraments and theology by 
by the Moderator, Rev. James J. Watkins, by Rev. H. Middle- 
ton Raynal, by Rev. Vance Barron, and by Dr. John H. Leith, 
respectively. After questions from the floor, the examinations 



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were sustained as satisfactory in their several parts and as a 
whole. A motion was adopted that pending the signing of the 
Book of Ministerial Obligation, they will be enrolled as Minis- 
ters of Orange Presbytery. 

The following motion was made by Dr. John H. Leith and 
was approved: That Orange Presbytery recommit itself to 
serve God through the life of the mind, especially on the part 
of ministers. 

A moton was approved that the Examinations Committee 
furnish to Presbytery a list of books for recommended read- 
ing in Theology. 

LUNCH RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 :40 and was led in 
prayer and thanksgiving by Rev. Allen C. McSw.een, Sr. Pres- 
bytery was reconvened at 1:20 and was led in grayer by the 
Moderator. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Report was presented by the Chairman,, Rev. David 
F. Blue and was adopted : On Behalf of Presbytery, the Com- 
mittee on Resolutions would like to express its gratitude to 
the Session, the Congregation, and the Ministers of Guilford 
Park Presbyterian Church of Greensboro for the very fine hos- 
pitality shown to our Court. We appreciate the many hours 
of work on the part of all Committees of the Church and the 
Junior High Fellowship in preparation for this meeting and 
especially express our deep thanks to the Women of the 
Church for the delicious lunch. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. W.W. 
Peters who then turned the report over to Rev. Lowry Mc- 
Bath, Chairman of the sub-committee on Camp^ and Confer- 
ences. Rev. James S. R. Tippens, Program Director of Camp 
New Hope, introduced Ann Causey, (Alamance Church) and 
Ray Mendenhall (Westminister) of the camp staff who re- 
ported on what Camp New Hope means to them. 

The report of the committee was received as information. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Rev. Buie Seawell, Ruling Elder Robert Hood, Rev. Wil- 
liam Currie, Rev. Robert Ledbetter, Ruling Elder John Bar- 
ney, Rev. Allen C. McSween, Sr., Ruling Elder Kenneth 
Young, Ruling Elder Dr. A. B. Croom, Rev. Lewis Bledsce, 
Ruling Elder Emmitt Bringle, and Rev. James Tippins re- 
ported on their attendance as Commssioners to the General 
Assembly. The reports were received as information. A mo- 



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tion was approved that the Commissioners be commended by 
Presbytery for their faithful attendance and for their excel- 
lent reports. 

COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The overture from Hawfields Church which was present- 
ed to the 417th Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was 
answered with recommendation No. 7 of the report of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

MINUTES — PRESBYTERY APPROVED 

The Stated Clerk reported that the minutes of Orange 
Presbytery for 1969 were approved by the Synod of North 
Carolina without exception and with commendation. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Rev. Lewis Bledsoe, Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work moved that the Rev. James Wood, 
upon his own request, be dismissed to Appomattox Presbytery 
pending his successful examination and receipt by that Pres- 
bytery and the concurring actions of the White Hill and Eu- 
phronia Churches, effective August 1, 1970. The motion was 
approved. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The 420th Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery will be 
held at Hawfields Presbyterian Church on October 22, 1970. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery voted to adjourn, and was dismissed with prayer 
by Rev. William Currie. 

. . , Moderator 

Rev. James J. Watkins 

, Permanent Clerk 

Rev. Donald E. Trent 



Attest : , Stated Clerk 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 



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BRIEF HISTORY 
GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

GUILFORD PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH had its genesis 
as the Fairfield-Kirkwood Chapel sponsored by Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church. First services were held "under the big oak tree July 13, 1947. 
The Church was organized by a Commission of Orange Presbytery Feb- 
ruary 15, 1948. 

The following ministers have served this congregation: Rev. John 
W. McGinnis (1947-1952), Rev. Irving E. Birdseye (1953-1965), Rev. 
Richard S. Watt (Assistant Minister, 1965-1968), Rev. Lewis W. Bled- 
soe (1966 to present). 

The first permanent building unit consisting of the Sanctuary and 
basement was completed in 1956, and the Educational addition was oc- 
cupied in 1960. Future plans call for a final stage of a Fellowship Hall 
and kitchen with some additional classrooms. 

One of the notes of interest in the Sanctuary are the woodcarvings 
of Christian symbols on the pew ends, the hymn board, the lectern, the 
pulpit, the chancel screen and the reredos (panel behind the Communion 
Table). This project was the handiwork of the members and Mr. Birds- 
eye who was then the pastor. 

Guilford Park Church acknowledges the rich blessing of God upon 
her people and looks in faith to enlarged possibilities of service in the 
cause of Jesus Christ. 



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420th Stated Meeting, October 22, 1970 



MINUTES OF THE FOUR HUNDRED TWENTIETH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Mebane, N. C. 
October 22, 1970 

The Four Hundred Twentieth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. James J. 
Watkins, at 1 :30 P. M. on Thursday, October 22, 1970, in the 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church of Mebane, N. C. After the 
singing of the hymn, '*God of Grace and God of Glory," Presby- 
tery was led in prayer by the Moderator. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken and a quorum was declared present : 

MINISTERS Ruling Elders CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins Richard S. Bell Burlington First 

James H. Allen (Campus Ministry) 

W. Kirk Allen Elliott M. Hester High Point First 

Vance Barron Charles W. Hooker University 

Lewis W. Bledsoe Hugh C. McLauchlin .... Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr Daniel H. Kruger Dogwood Acres 

Coy Bovender J. P. Price Faith 

William M. Bowers J. O. Horney Church of the 

Redeemer 

Warren C. Brannon Lyman Moran Shiloh 

Leonard L. 

Bumgardner, Jr Willis H. Owens Buffalo (L) 

Donald A. Campbell .... Ralph Scott Hawfields 

Charles R. Carter Robert L. Cecil Forest Hills 

William Chappell William W. Taylor New Hope 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr (Stated Clerk) 

Robert R. Childs, Jr G. C. Wrenn, M.D Siler City 

Larry Churchill Howard L. Gray Little River 

L. French Cowan N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Marvin T. Boswell Stony Creek 

William M. Currie Greensboro First 

Frank A. Davison Mrs. Leonard Clark East Burlington 

F. Marion Dick (Honorably Retired) 

John E. Eliason Jack West Piedmont 

Galen Elliott William H. Efland Efland 

Ray Ketner Fairfield 

Eugene C. Ensley (Edgar Allred Church of the 

Covenant 

Joseph W. Flora Greensboro First 

Milton M. Foust William Hylton Jamestown 

David K. Garth Leonard Booker Speedwell 

Walter H. Goodman .... Ralph C. Davis Sedgefield 

T. A. Guiton (Honorably Retired) 

H. Dewey Herring James R. Gaston Crestwood 

Fred Horton (Wake Forest 

University) 

Robert S. Ledbetter T. R. McPherson Yanceyville 

John H. Leith (Union Theological 

Seminary) 

R. Grady Love Northside 



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Wilkes Macaulay Ashbrook First 

W. Lowry McBath William C. Anderson .... Alamance 

Jerry C. McCann Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Angus W. McGregor (Church Extension) 

Samuel L. McKay Harold G. Avent Salem 

Allen C. McSween James W. Morrow Starmount 

James F. Miller Mrs. K. L. Whittington . Church of the Cross 

K. M. Misenheimer Church of the 

Covenant 

C. N. Morrison (Honorably Retired) 

T. Henry Patterson (Honorably Retired) 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr (Southern Seminary) 

William T. Perkins Glenn York Jonesboro 

W. W. Peters Jere W. Bason Graham 

H. Middleton Raynal (Mental Health) 

John A. Redhead, Jr Cecil F. Adamson Greensboro First 

W. H. Andrews, Jr Greensboro First 

A. P. Routh Greensboro First 

James M. Rissmiller .... Bennie Covington Cross Roads 

James P. Sample Howard Pope Eno 

Paul G. Settle Charles G. Parks Northside 

Burton Sherrod Bobby Wicker Morningside 

John Waddell Wayside 

Steven Shoemaker Harold Seagroves Pittsboro 

Samuel C. Smith Charles Wright Westview 

R. H. Stone (Honorably Retired) 

James S. R. Tippens (Camp New Hope) 

Donald E. Trent H. E. Maloy Glenwood 

Robert L. Turner Jack Roberts Wentworth 

Herbert L. Underwood . . R. T. Thomas Westminster 

Harold F. Waldruff Glenn Webb Madison 

James J. Watkins H. C. McPherson Randolph 

Roy E. Watts (Honorable Retired) 

Worth N. Watts Mrs. Jackie Webb Trinity 

Robert Wells Jack Thornton Vandalia 

John C. Whitley G. T. Sykes Eden First 

Elinos Whitlock J. Patrick Lambeth Memorial 

Norman M. Whitney .... William E. Fogleman . . . Bethany 

John A. Womeldorf Elwood H. Clayton Bethesda 

Clyde M. Wray, Jr Paul R. Evans, Sr El Bethel 

Harry D. Knight Riverview 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr Paul W. Craven Brentwood 

Ray Ragan Bethel 

Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

E. L. Gunther Cumnock 

Will Tillman Euphronia 

Tom Futrell Fellowship 

D. Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

C. Frank Smith Griers 

Robert Palmer Gulf 

D. Glenn Auman Hillsborough 

Moyer Martin Joyce 

John W. Latta Mebane 

Harold Duff Milton 

James Cobb Pleasant Grove 

L. K. Gladden Pocket 

Lynn D. Ikenberry Church of the 

Reconciliation 

W. O. Smith, Jr Red House 

C. J. Harrill Reidsville First 

Lee P. Thomas St. Andrews 

Ralph Monger, Jr Sanford First 

T. J. Hoffman Springwood 

J. B. McLeon White Hill 



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CHURCHES WITH NO RULING ELDER PRESENT 

Asheboro Goldston Smyrna 

Bethlehem Hope View Stoneville 

Broadway Moncure Whispering Pines 

Farmville Mt. Vernon Springs 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

The Moderator in Nomination, Ruling Elder Ralph Scott of 
the Hawfields Church of Mebane, was elected Moderator by 
acclamation. 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. David K. Garth and Rev. Steven Shoemaker were elected 
temporary clerks by acclamation. 

PARLIAMENTARIAN 

Rev. W. W. Peters was appointed parliamentarian by the 
Moderator. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Ruling Elder N. N. Fleming III of the Hawfields Church 
warmly welcomed Presbytery to the Hawfields Church and 
made necessary announcements. 

COMMITTEE ON WORSHIP AND WORK 

The Stated Clerk, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., reported for 
the committee. The Docket was adopted as follows : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FOUR HUNDRED TWENTIETH STATED MEETING 

HAWFIELDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MEBANE, N. C. 

OCTOBER 22, 1970 — 1:30 P. M. 

1:30 P.M. Call to Order and Prayer : Rev. James J. Watkins, Moderator 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator: Ruling Elder Ralph Scott, Modera- 
tor in Nomination, Hawfields Pres- 
byterian Church, Mebane, North 
Carolina 

Election of Temporary Clerks: Rev. David Garth, Speedwell 

Presbyterian Church 
Rev, Steve Shoemaker, Pitts- 
boro — Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches 

Address of Welcome 

Report of Committee on Worship and Work: Dr. Joseph 

Garrison, 
Chairman 

Nomination of Next Moderator 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

Communications and Announcements: Rev. William M. Cur- 

rie and Rev. John A 
Redhead will request 
honorable retirement. 



420th Stated Meeting, October 22, 1910 



2:00 P.M. Worship: Candidate Larry Churchill, Pastor-Elect, Little 

River Presbyterian Church, near Hillsborough 
2:30 P.M. Appointment of Standing Committees 

Bills and Overtures 

Resolutions 

2:45 P.M. Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, Chairman 

1. Rev. Robert Lee Turner, Fayetteville Presbytery 

2. Rev. Burton Sherrod, Enoree Presbytery 

3. Rev. Herbert L. Underwood, Concord Presbytery 
Examinations Committee: Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 

1. Candidate Leonard Bumgardner, Pastor-Elect, Buffalo 
(L) Church. 

2. Candidate Larry Churchill, Pastor-Elect, Little River 
Church, near Hillsborough. 

3:50 P.M. Recess (To reconvene in 10 Minutes) 

4:00 P.M. Council Report: Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman 

1. Audit and Budget: Ruling Elder Robert Kizer 
3 2. Presbytery Survey: Rev. John Womeldorf 

Stewardship and Promotion Committee: Rev. W. T. Perkins, 

Chm. 

Christian Higher Education Report: Rev. James Miller, Chm. 

James White, First Church, Greensboro 
Note: The above to be presented for examination to be taken 
under the care of Orange Presbytery. 
4:30 P.M. Nominations Committee Report: Rev. Joe Flora, Chairman 

1. Election of Committee Personnel for Orange Presbytery 

2. Election of Commissioners to 1971 General Assembly 
Election of Nominations Committee Members (2 ministers 

elected from the 
floor) 

5:00 P.M. Sessional Records Committee Report: Rev. Clyde Wray 

Christian Education Committee: Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman 
1. Sub-committee — Camp and Conferences — Rev. Lowry 
McBath 

Church Extension Committee Report: Rev. Don Campbell, 

Chm. 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery: Ruling Elder Charles Boyd, 

Chm. 

Women's Work Comm: Rev. L. French Cowan, Chairman 
Annuities and Relief Report: Rev. Earl Adkins 
Homes Committee Report: Rev. David Blue, Chairman 
Report of Special Committees: 

1. Records and Amendments: Rev. W. W. Olney, Chm. 

2. Bi-Centennial Committee Report: Rev. Don Campbell 

3. World Missions Committee: Rev. Edsel Huffstetler, Chm. 
Report of Bills and Overtures Committee 

Resolutions Committee Report 

Reading and Correcting of Minutes 
5:45 P.M. Recess for supper 
6:00 P.M. Supper 
7:00 P.M. Reconvene 

Bi-Centennial Observance of Orange Presbytery 

Processional Hymn 

Recognition of Special Guests 

Greetings from Fraternal Delegates 

Hymn 

First Address by Dr. E. T. Thompson 

Recess — Hymn 

Reconvene 

Hymn 

Second Address by Dr. E. T. Thompson 
Unfinished Business 



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Time and Place of Next Meeting: Buffalo (G), Greensboro, 

North Carolina, January 
28, 1971 

Adjournment 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Ruling Elder Hugh C. McLauchlin of the Guilford Park 
Church was elected Moderator in Nomination for the 421st 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

Rev. Robert L. Turner of Fayetteville Presbytery, Rev. Burton 
Sherrod of Enoree Presbytery and Rev. Herbert L. Under- 
wood of Concord Presbytery were invited to sit as Visiting 
Brethren pending their examination and reception. 
Dr. E. T. Thompson of Hanover Presbytery, Rev. John K. 
Fleming of Granville Presbytery, Rev. Norman Lindsay of 
Enoree Presbytery and Dr. Watt Cooper of Winston Salem 
Presbytery were invited to sit as Visiting Brethren. 

COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. Excuses from this meeting of Presbytery were granted 
the following Ministers : 

Cecil Callis Edsel M. Huffstetler W. C. Cooper 

Sam Hope C. W, Kinbrough William Massey 

Marion Currie John P. Stephenson 

2. Certificates of Dismission of a Minister were received for 
the following ministers : 

Rev. Robert L. Turner, Fayetteville Presbytery 
Rev. Burton M. Sherrod, Enoree Presbytery 
Rev. Herbert L. Underwood, Concord Presbytery 

3. Certificates of Reception indicating reception of the fol- 
lowing ministers into their respective Presbyteries were 
admitted to record : 

a. Rev. Carl May, Congaree Presbytery, September 22, 1970. 

b. Rev. A. V. Ray, Kings Mountain Presbytery, September 22, 1970. 

c. Rev. James E. Wood, Appomattox Presbytery, July 21, 1970. 

4. Rev. Buie M. Seawell was granted a Certificate of Trans- 
fer to Granville Presbytery. 

5. Rev. Raymond Horn was granted permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Orange Presbytery while serving as 
News Director for TV station WCTI-TV, New Bern, 
N. C. 

6. The following Commission of Orange Presbytery, ap- 
pointed by Moderator James J. Watkins in response to 
the recommendation of the Synod of North Carolina of 
June, 1970 that ''each existing Presbytery appoint a com- 
mission to work out the problems of organization and 
implementation of these recommendations" was admitted 



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to record: Rev. Tom B. Anderson, Chairman; Rev. 
Charles Carter, Rev. Kirk Allen, Jr., Rev. Joseph Flora, 
Ruling Elders Tom Whitley, H. G. McLean, William Vin- 
cent, Paul Boone and Owen Cook. 

7. Overtures from the Presbytery of Columbia and the First 
Presbyterian Church of Eden, N. C, were referred to the 
Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

8. Correspondence from James T. Magruder, Staff Secre- 
tary of Interboard Committee on Crisis, relative to re- 
port and request for Presbytery designation of crisis con- 
tacts was referred to the Chairman of the Committee on 
Church Extension to be reported on at the January meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

9. The request of Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., for honorable 
retirement effective December 31, 1970 was granted, with 
note being taken of the action of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, to dissolve this pastoral relation on 
that date. 

The request of Rev. William M. Currie for honorable re- 
tirement effective December 13, 1970 was granted, as was 
the request of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
that Mr. Currie's service, which would expire October 27, 
be extended to December 31, at which time this pastoral 
relation would be dissolved. 

Both men were commended by Presbytery for their many 
years of faithful service, and a motion was approved 
that the Stated Clerk be directed to sign their applica- 
tions for Ministers' Annuity on the appropriate date. 

10. Minutes of Commissions to Install ministers in their re- 
spective churches were admitted to record as follows : 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL WILLIAM M. BOWERS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Redeemer Church, July 26 at 7:15 P.M. and was convened with 
prayer by Milton M. Foust. Members present: MINISTERS: James J. 
Watkins, Milton M. Foust, Charles R. Carter; and ELDERS: R. D. 
Meisky, Bill Hylton and R. B. Barnwell. A Quorum was present. (Rev.) 
Charles R. Carter was elected Clerk. Rev. James J. Watkins Presided 
in the Worship Service. Rev. Milton M. Foust preached the Sermon. 
Text: Luke 5:4, Sermon: "Push Out Into the Deep". Rev. James J. Wat- 
kins recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Consti- 
tutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Rev. William M. Bowers was Installed as 
Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer according to Para- 
graph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder Bill Hylton delivered the charge 
to the Minister and Rev. Charles R. Carter to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial re- 
ception and affectionate regard." 



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The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by R. B. Barnwell. 

James J. Watkins, Moderator 
Charles R. Carter, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. WARREN CLOUD BRANNON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Shiloh Church August 2, 1970, at 7:00 p.m. and was convened 
with prayer by Rev. Linwood Cheshire. Members present: MINISTERS: 
Linwood Cheshire, John Eliason, William Peters, Lee Adkins; and EL- 
DERS: Joe Andrews, Vernon Forbes, D. J. Walker, William Vincent. A 
Quorum was present. Elder W. S. Vincent was elected Clerk. Rev. Lin- 
wood Cheshire presided in the Worship Service. 

Rev. John Eliason preached the Sermon. Text: Phil. 3: 12-14. Sermon: 
"Running Toward the Goal". 

Rev. Linwood Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presbytery and pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congre- 
gation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Warren Cloud Bran- 
non was installed as pastor of the Shiloh Church according to Paragraph 
27-6, 7, Book of Church Order. Elder Vernon Forbes offered the Prayer 
of Installation. Rev. William Peters delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Rev. Lee Adkins to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister. At a reception following the service given by 
Women of the Church, the members of the congregation gave him "their 
right hand in token of their cordial reception and affectionate regard". 
The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Joe Andrews. 

William S. Vincent, Clerk 
MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. EUGENE C. ENSLEY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presby- 
tery, met at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on July 12, 1970, 
at 11:15 and was convened with prayer by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison. 
Members present: MINISTERS: Dr. Joseph M. Garrison and Rev. 
Kay M. Misenheimer and ELDERS: Mr. Carson Durham, Mr. John 
Barney and Mr. Charles S. Wilkins. A Quorum was present. Elder 
Charles Wilkins was elected Clerk. Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer Presided 
in the Worship Service. Dr. John Leith preached the Sermon. Text: 
Phillippians 3:17-21. Sermon: "A Colony of Heaven". Rev. Misenheimer 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered 
in the affirmative, Rev. Eugene C. Ensley was Installed as Pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant according to Paragraph 27-6, 
Book of Church Order. Elder John Barney delivered the charge to the 
Minister and Dr. Joseph M. Garrison to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial re- 
ception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Dr. John Leith. 

Kay M. Misenheimer, Moderator 
Charles S. Wilkins, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
JAMES M. RISSMILLER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 



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met at Cross Roads Church, August 2, at 7:15 P.M. and was convened 
with prayer by Harold A. Waldruff. Members present: MINISTERS: 
Donald A. Campbell, Harold A. Waldruff and Norman M. Whitney and 
ELDERS: Earl B. Rissmiller, W. Harold Young, James A. Roney and 
Joseph A. Tate. A Quorum was present. Elder Joseph A. Tate was 
elected Clerk. Rev. Donald A. Campbell Presided in the Worship Service. 
Rev. Norman M. Whitney preached the Sermon. Text: II Corinthians 
3:12-4:6, Sermon: The Marks of Courage. Rev. Donald A. Campbell 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative. Rev. James M. Rissmiller was Installed as Minister of 
the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church according to Paragraph 27-6, Book 
of Church Order. Elder Joseph A. Tate delivered the charge to the 
Minister and Rev. Harold Waldruff to the congregation. 
The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial re- 
ception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Earl B. Rissmiller. 

Rev. Donald A. Campbell, Moderator 
Joseph A. Tate, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL ROBERT S. WELLS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Vandalia Church Manse on September 20, 1970 at 7 p.m. and was 
convened with prayer by Dr. T. Henry Patterson. Members present: 
MINISTERS : T. Henry Patterson, C. L. Cheshire, Jr. and T. A. Guiton, 
and ELDERS: J. C. Harris, Ralph Alexander and Max Abernathy. A 
Quorum was present. Elder J. C. Harris was elected Clerk. Rev. C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire, Jr. Presided in the Worship Service. Dr. T. Henry Pat- 
terson preached the Sermon. Text: John 13 34-35, Sermon: The Law of 
Love. Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Con- 
gregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Robert S. Wells 
was Installed as Pastor of the Vandalia Presbyterian Church according 
to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder Alexander delivered 
the charge to the Minister and Rev. T. A. Guiton to the congregation. 
The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation were 
invited to a Reception at which time, they gave "their right hand in 
token of their cordial reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Max Abernathy. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
J. C. Harris, Clerk 

WORSHIP 

The Worship Service began with the singing of **Be Thou My 
Vision." In lieu of a Retiring Moderator's sermon, Rev. James 
J. Watkins introduced Candidate Larry Churchill, who 
preached the sermon as a part of his examination for Ordina- 
tion. Choosing as his text Matthew 11:1-15, Mr. Churchill 
preached to the question : ''What does it mean to know God, 
and how can we know Him?" A motion was approved to ap- 
prove the sermon as a part of the examination of Mr. 
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STANOrNG COMMITTEES 

Standing Committees were appointed by the Moderator as 
follows : 

Bills and Overtures 

Rev. James J. Watkins, Chairman 

Dr. Tom B. Anderson 

Ruling Elder Dr. Elliott Hester 

Resolutions 

Rev. James Rissmiller, Chairman 
Rev. Worth Watts 
Ruling Elder W. 0. Smith 

COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. Lewis Bled- 
soe, and was adopted as follows : 

I. Acting in the Capacity of a Committee, the Commission reviewed 
the following Calls and found them in order : 

1. The congregation of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, has called the Reverend Herbert L. Underwood as 
pastor. The terms of Call are : 

A. $11,200 annual salary, no manse expense designation 

B. Rental allowance as required — not to exceed $3,600 

C. $1,550 Automobile Allowance 

D. 10% of salary base to the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Greensboro 

H. $950 manse utility allowance 

I. $125 professional expenses 

J. Annual review of the terms of the Call 

2. The congregations of the Morningside and Wayside Presbyter- 
ian Churches have called the Reverend Burton Sherrod as pastor. 
The terms of Call are : 

A. $5,900 annual salary ($6,400 for 1971) 

B. Free use of the manse 

C. $1,100 Automobile allowance ($1,400 for 1971) 

D. 10% of salary base to the MAF 

E. Group Life and Major Medical Insurance for pastor and 
family 

F. One month vacation 

G. Moving expenses to Sanford 

H. Disability Insurance, beginning 1971 

I. Annual review of the terms of the Call 

II. Under the authority granted by the Presbytery, the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission 
in the following matters : 

1. The following were appointed as Moderator of the Session : 
Hope View — Marion Dick 
Griers-Pleasant Grove, 

Milton-Red House — Dr. Henry Patterson 
Reidsville First — John Womeldorf 
St. Andrews — Earl Adkins 
Euphronia-White Hill— S. L. McKay 



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(Irvin Knight has been approved as Interim Supply for Eu- 
phronia-White Hill, for three months, when the way be clear 
and will become the Moderator.) 

2. At the regular meeting of the Commission, August 11, 1970, a 
request was received from the Reverend Carl May that the pas- 
toral relationship between himself and the Starmount Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, be dissolved effective August 31, 
1970, in order that he might accept the Call to Forest Lake 
Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina, as Associate 
Minister of Christian Education. Being satisfied that the Star- 
mount congregation had concurred in this matter, the request 
was granted and the Stated Clerk of Presbytery was instructed 
to send a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Congaree. 

The situation of the Reverend Alston Macon was clarified. He is engaged 
in a Chaplaincy Internship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel 
Hill. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the following Calls, previously approved by Orange Presbytery, 
be placed in the Ministers' hands following their examination, sign- 
ing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, and being enrolled as 
members of Orange Presbytery : 

Wentworth-Smyrna to Rev. Robert L. Turner 

Little River to Mr. Larry Churchill, pending his ordination 

Buffalo (L) to Mr. Leonard Bumgardner, pending his ordination 

2. That the Call of the Westminster Presbytrian Church, Greensboro 
to the Reverend Herbert L. Underwood be approved, and after ex- 
amination and the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, 
that he be enrolled as a member of Orange Presbytery and the Call 
be placed in his hands. 

3. That the Call of the Morningside and Wayside Churches to the Rev- 
erend Burton Sherrod be approved, and after examination and the 
signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations, that he be enrolled 
as a member of Orange Presbytery and the Call be placed in his 
hands. 

4. That the following Ordination and/or Installation Commissions be 
appointed : 

1. To install Rev. Robert Lee Turner as Pastor of Wentworth and 
Smyrna Presbyterian Churches on October 25, 1970, at 5:00 p.m., 
at Smyrna: 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound questions 
Rev. John C. Whitley — To preach the sermon 

Dr. Robert E. Balsley (M.D.) — To charge the congregation 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson — To preach the sermon 
Mrs. Lucy Rankin — To charge the Pastor 
Mr. David Harvey Carroll 

2. To install Rev. Burton M. Sherrod as Pastor of Morningside and 
Wayside Presbyterian Churches on October 25, 1970, at 7:30 p.m., 
at Morningside: 

Rev. C. W. Kimbrough — To preside and propound questions 

Rev. S. L. McKay — To preach the sermon 

Rev. W. T. Perkins — To charge the congregation 

Rev. C. W. Kimbrough — To charge the Pastor 

Dr. F. L. Knight — To offer the prayer 

Mr. Roland Graham — To give the invocation 

Mr. Harry Laubscher — To read the Scripture 



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3. To Ordain and Install Leonard L. Bumgardner, Jr. as Pastor of 
the Buffalo Presbyterian Church of Sanford on November 1, 1970, 
at 7:30 P.M.: 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound questions 

Rev. James H. Bumgardner — To preach the sermon 

Ruling Elder W. W. Seymore — To charge the congregation 

Rev. W. T. Perkins — To charge the Pastor 

Rev. J. Earl Adkins — To offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder Willis Owens 

Ruling Elder Malcolm Jackson 

To be invited from another Presbytery: Rev. James H. Bumgard- 
ner, Bowling Green, S. C. 

4. To Ordain and Install Larry Raymond Churchill as Pastor of 
Little River Presbyterian Church on November 15, 1970, at 7:30 
p.m. : 

Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr. — To preside and propound questions 

Rev. W. W. Olney, III — To preach the sermon 

Ruling Elder Bobby Miller — To charge the congregation 

Rev. Steven Shoemaker — To charge the Pastor 

Ruling Elder J. E. Latta — To offer the prayer 

Ruling Elder Ira T. Miller 

5. To install Rev. Herbert L. Underwood as Pastor of Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, on November 8, 1970, at 7:30 
p.m.: 

Rev. Joseph M. Garrison — To preside and propound questions 
Rev. Lowry McBath — To preach the sermon 
Rev. James S. R. Tippens — To charge the congregation 
Ruling Elder C. A. Sparks, III — To charge the minister 
Rev. Allen C. McSween, Sr. — To offer the prayer 
Ruling Elder Richard K. Hunter — Call to Worship 
Ruling Elder James R. Phillips — To read the Scripture 
Ruling Elder Robert T. Thomas — To offer a prayer 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

In a partial report, Rev. Joseph Flora, the Chairman, nomi- 
nated Rev. Fred Horton, who was elected to the Examinations 
Committee, Class of 1973, in the area of English Bible. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS 

The report of the Committee was made by the Chairman, Rev. 
Vance Barron. 

The Committee approved the preliminary examination of Can- 
didate Larry Churchill and recommended him for examina- 
tion for ordination. 

The Committee found Candidate Bumgardner's preparation 
for the Christian Ministry to be deficient in the areas of Eng- 
lish Bible and Theology, and also in his use of the English 
language in the areas of syntax and spelling. The committee 
presented Mr. Bumgardner to Presbytery for examination 
with the recommendation that should Presbytery approve him 
for ordination, a committee be appointed to work with him in 
these areas of deficiency for one year, and that the committee 
report back to Presbytery. 



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The Candidates were examined on Christian Experience, on 
English Bible, on the Sacraments, on Church Government and 
on Theology by the Moderator, Mr. Ralph Scott, by Rev. Fred 
Horton, by Dr. W. Kirk Allen, Jr., by Rev. H. M. Raynal and 
by Dr. John H. Leith, respectively. The examination was sus- 
tained as satisfactory in its several parts and as a whole. 

A motion was approved that the Chairman of the Examina- 
tions Committee act as chairman of a committee which he 
shall appoint to oversee Biblical, Theological and English 
usage studies for Mr. Bumgardner, and that the committee 
report to Presbytery in one year. 

The calls of the Buffalo (L) Church and the Little River 
Church were placed in the hands of Mr. Bumgardner and Mr. 
Churchill, respectively, and a motion was approved that they 
be approved for ordination, pending the signing of the Book 
of Ministerial Obligation. 

The Chairman presented Rev. Robert Lee Turner of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery, Rev. Burton Sherrod of Enoree Presbytery 
and Rev. Herbert L. Underwood of Concord Presbytery, who 
were examined on their Christian Experience and on their 
views on Church Government, the Sacraments and Theology 
by Moderator Ralph Scott, by Rev. Donald Trent, by Rev. 
John C. Whitley and by Rev. Robert Ledbetter, respectively. 
After questions were requested from the floor, the examina- 
tions were sustained as satisfactory in their several parts and 
as a whole. A motion was adopted that following the signing 
of the Book of Ministerial Obligation, they be enrolled as 
Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 4 : 05 and reconvened at 4 :20. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Ruling Elder Paul 
Boone, and the recommendations were approved : 

1. That churches of Presbytery review their Fire Insurance coverage 
of properties from the standpoint of replacement cost and take steps 
for their own protection to bring their Insurance up to at least 80 
percent of such replacement cost. 

2. That Presbytery and its churches take steps to participate in and 
support the five-year program on Hunger now being implemented in 
our Denomination. 

3. That, in line with the recent action of Synod regarding realignment 
of its Presbytery Boundaries, Presbytery authorize the Restudy Com- 
mittee of the Council to work jointly with the Restructuring Com- 
mittee of Granville Presbytery in order to bring about a mutual or- 
ganizational plan to be effective when the new boundaries are estab- 
lished January 1, 1972. 

4. That Presbytery hear Mr. H. G. MacLean relative to a brief pre- 
sentation concerning the Presbyterian Survey. 



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Ruling Elder H. G. MacLean made a brief presentation concerning 
Presbyterian Survey. 

COMMITTEE ON RESTUDY 

The report was given by the Chairman, Dr. W. Kirk Allen, 

and the recommendations were approved : 

1. That Presbytery approve in principle the general plan presented by 
the Restudy Committee. 




COUNCIL 



DIVISION OF 
ELDERS 



DIVISION OF 
MISSION 
AND 
EDUCATION 



DIVISION OF 

COURT 
OPERATIONS 



2. That Presbytery make the Restudy Committee a sub-committee of the 
Commission of Orange Presbytery appointed by the Moderator to 
work out the problems of organization and implementation of Synod's 
recommendations, so long as the Commission deems this advisable. 

3. That Presbytery give authority to the above-named Commission to 
continue the work of restructuring begun by the Restudy Committee 
in cooperation with Granville Presbytery at the instruction of Sy- 
nod's Commission. 

COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP AND PROMOTION 

The Chairman, Rev. W. T. Perkins, presented the report 
which was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION 

The report was presented by the Chairman, Rev. James Mil- 
ler. Mr. Miller presented Mr. James W. White, Jr., a member 
of the Greensboro First Church, to be considered by Orange 
Presbytery as a Candidate for the Ministry. The Moderator 
examined Mr. White on his experience of Christian grace and 
his motives for seeking the Ministry. The examination was 
sustained as satisfactory, and all other requirements being in 
order, a motion was adopted that he be received as a Candi- 
date under care of Orange Presbytery. The questions required 
of candidates were propounded by the Moderator and were 
answered in the affirmative. Rev. William Currie led in pray- 
er, and the Charge to the Candidate was delivered by Rev. 
Joseph W. Flora. The Moderator stated that James W. White, 
Jr. is acknowledged and declared to be a Candidate for the 
Ministry under Care of Orange Presbytery, and that he is to 



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be enrolled as such. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. 
James Miller. 

The recommendations of the committee were adopted as 
follows: 

1. That applicant James W. White, Jr., be examined by Orange Presby- 
tery with the view to his becoming a candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry. 

2. That the list of Candidates for the Gospel Ministry as presented 
be admitted to record and put in a suitable place in the minutes for 
easy reference. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The report of the committee was presented by the Chairman, 
Rev. Joseph W. Flora, and after opportunity for nominations 
from the floor, the following resignations were accepted and 
committee personnel were elected : 

The No